Washington D.C.- President Barack Obama has announced that he will be entering the NBA draft this year. He will hire an agent, effectively ending his career as President.
"I have decided to pursue what I love, which is basketball. I had thought about joining the PGA, however, Vice President Biden has informed me that I am terrible. The MLB is definitely out after my opening day pitch last year, but honestly baseball is such a boring sport anyways."
Despite his sub-professional skills many NBA draft analysts are projecting Obama to be a lottery pick. The reasons seem to have little to due with his on-court skills, though Obama has been known to hold his own on the hardwood. Instead, analysts are citing the intangibles.
Jerry Shoes of ESPN stated, "Obama will likely be the first overall pick. While he will likely only play off the bench, tickets sales are sure to soar once he is sitting on the sidelines."
Matt Howard of Yahoo! Sports likewise noted, "Obama will make some great locker room speeches, you can be sure of that. And there is no doubt he will be a good leader."
This announcement comes at a bit of a surprise given that Obama's approval rating has improved over the last few weeks and he seems to be making considerable headway on turning the economy around. Joe Biden is expected to fill in as Commander-in-Chief when the President leaves office.
Also of note, President Obama has signed executive order BB 1807, forbidding a lock out in the NBA this year, citing it as a national priority that he be allowed to play next season.