Lakers' Artest still sick about missi...

Lakers' Artest still sick about missing Obama visit

There are 13 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jan 26, 2010, titled Lakers' Artest still sick about missing Obama visit. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Ron Artest came down with a stomach virus, could not make it out of his hotel room Monday and missed the Lakers' clinic with some local schoolchildren plus the team's trip to the White House to meet President Barack Obama.

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kid

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jan 27, 2010
someone tell these fools that not everyone likes obama, even poor people. It's usually the case that once you realized that someone's been lying this whole time, you'd stop liking him. LieBama.
LAKERS

Fayetteville, GA

#3 Jan 27, 2010
lie obama???..seriously??..he has only been our president for a couple of months now not even 1 yr..and it prob taking him awhile longer to fix all the things BUSH screwed up in this country...so umm liar??..i thik NOT!!
Ricky

Redlands, CA

#7 Jan 27, 2010
SWP wrote:
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hey champ, you missed the bus when the MLK parade came through your town!!!!
Wow. Racist much?
apujac

San Marcos, TX

#8 Jan 27, 2010
boys, boys, boys...he simply missed the white house invitation because he was not a part of that championship team simple as that. i think he did right for not attending. perhaps next year...(hopefully) please no move diggin up bones about any of these guys. so do not cast the first stone unless you are emaculate. go lakers! kick pacers ass!!!
Jerry

Santa Rita, Guam

#9 Jan 27, 2010
The only thing that bothered me a bit was that the President took additional time for a private meeting with Kobe and family. If this was, say, an hour... that's an hour the COUNTRY NEEDS, never mind one family. All our families need help.

Okay, maybe Obama is a Kobe fan. That's great. Maybe they'll do some pickup some time. Wonderful.

Do us a favor Mr. President, spend your time working on the job you were hired for. No problem with the team visits and the photo opps; just never mind the second, private meets like what Kobe got.

Just my .02.
Rick

Lake Forest, CA

#11 Jan 27, 2010
Hey, Ron. Have you really bought into all of Obummer's lies?
Race baiter

United States

#12 Jan 27, 2010
Ricky wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. Racist much?
Wow. Race baiter ....
JESSE DAWN

DasmariƱas, Philippines

#13 Jan 27, 2010
Let Kobe play, he's miraculous! I see Kobe Bryant as being in a
class by himself, the BEST NBA PLAYER EVER! And if he can score 29 points (as he did in the Indiana blow-out) then for
goodness sakes let him play! Sure, if he was merely Labron
James, and not the true warrior that Kobe is, then let him rest.
But as for Artest, maybe he does need some time to heal, but Kobe MUST STAY IN THE GAME!
please

Long Beach, CA

#14 Jan 27, 2010
Kobe= Zero titles without Shaq and Gasol.

Jordan won 6 titles with stiffs like Cartwright and Longley at center. Could have won two more making it eight in a row if he did not sit out two years in between. There is Jordan, then everyone else.
Dole

San Gabriel, CA

#15 Jan 27, 2010
Jerry wrote:
The only thing that bothered me a bit was that the President took additional time for a private meeting with Kobe and family. If this was, say, an hour... that's an hour the COUNTRY NEEDS, never mind one family. All our families need help.
Okay, maybe Obama is a Kobe fan. That's great. Maybe they'll do some pickup some time. Wonderful.
Do us a favor Mr. President, spend your time working on the job you were hired for. No problem with the team visits and the photo opps; just never mind the second, private meets like what Kobe got.
Just my .02.
I really doubt one hour is going to change America's status. Obama could have slept in that one extra hour for all we know. I just don't see a problem in worrying over this. But if he spent an entire morning or afternoon just for Kobe, then I'd agree with your point.
Checkpoint Charlie

Del Mar, CA

#16 Jan 28, 2010
LAKERS wrote:
lie obama???..seriously??..he has only been our president for a couple of months now not even 1 yr..and it prob taking him awhile longer to fix all the things BUSH screwed up in this country...so umm liar??..i thik NOT!!
Have you slept through his first year? "A couple of months now not even a year"....Ahhhh, you wrote this on the 27th of January 2010 and he took office January 20, 2009. I think you missed it by a couple of month buddy boy. It's been over a year and he has the worst approval rating EVER for a first year president.
Bahamian Boy

Ypsilanti, MI

#17 Jan 28, 2010
hey you moron checkpoint charlie, how is a presedent suppose to just shuffle everything in one year? he has to do everything professional and by the law. he cant just go about changing things as he pleases because not even the president of the U.S. is above the law. im not even american and i know that. it amazes me how foolish you are when it comes to your own country. i guess you didnt get the memo that there are about 700,000 new jobs available in the US not to mention the fact that Ford may have just gained a profit this past year. the economy is getting better and he is a huge reason why. remember you are never informed of all the things he does behind the scenes. besides this is a damn sports post, go on a political post if u want to bash on your president.
waldobinney

United States

#18 Jan 29, 2010
Who cares? Obama this, Obama that !!!!
Whats the difference between an NBA 'baller' and Obama? None. They are all so full of themselves !!!!

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