President Obama Refuses to Predict Which Team Will Win the 2012 NBA Finals

President Obama Refuses to Predict Which Team Will Win the 2012 NBA Finals

President Obama knows sports. That's not exactly a secret. So, you'd think he would have an opinion about the 2012 NBA Finals featuring the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder. But, yesterday, the Commander-in-Chief was asked which team he thinks will win the NBA title this year. And, he refused to give a straight answer.

"Both teams look terrific," he said, "and I am looking forward to a good series. Hopefully, it will go to seven games. But, I can't make a prediction right now. They both look pretty tough."

Translation: "It's an election year. Oklahoma loves the Republican Party. Florida is a swing state. And, well, this is bigger than basketball. So, ask me again next year and I'll give you a real prediction."

Well played, Mr. President.

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