Me v. Obama Shooting the Basketball? No Contest, Really.

High school senior Obama takes a shot during a basketball game with his team from the Punahou School in 1979

The President, on Easter Sunday at the White House:Me, two weeks ago in my backyard sports court. (My wife, Frankie, is making commentary)We're roughly the same age. He was born in 1961, and I was born in 1960. He played high school basketball, and so did  I. Clearly, even then, I had better legs: … [Read more...]

Bishop Gorman Memory: The Evening I Blocked Willie Hicks’ Dunk

The wife and I just arrived in Las Vegas. We are here because on Sunday, June 5, 2011, I will be giving the commencement address at my alma mater, Bishop Gorman High School (class of 1978). While going through some old scrapbooks in preparation for my address, I came across an article from the sports pages of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Dated January 28, 1978, it includes a brief account of my greatest moment of individual accomplishment as a member of Gorman’s varsity basketball team: I b … [Read more...]


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