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We already knew President Obama is heartbroken over the NBA lockout. Nonetheless, Jay Leno still took the time to ask the President his thoughts on it last night during his appearance on The Tonight Show. And, just like the rest of us, he still sounds upset that the players and owners can't get together in a room and work this thing out.
"Well, look, if you look at the NFL, they were able to settle [their lockout] and I think they understood," Obama said. "Players were making millions of dollars. Owners, some of us are worth billions of dollars. We should be able to figure out how to split a $9 billion pot so that our fans, who are allowing us to make all of this money, can actually have a good season. And I think the owners and the basketball players need to think the same way. They need to remind themselves that the reason they are so successful is because a whole bunch of folks out there love basketball. Basketball has actually done well, but these types of lockouts take a long time to recover from."
So, any chance the President's words help it get resolved any quicker? Er, are David Stern and Billy Hunter still heading up the negotiations? Then, probably not. But, thanks for trying anyway, Prez. [via Ball Don't Lie]