Speaking of Britain and basketball, BallinEurope this morning passes on a couple of Brit-centric clips…
Chicago Bulls fan/U.S. president Barack Obama yesterday displayed more of his trademark basketball diplomacy in taking his British counterpart, prime minister David Cameron, to the Mississippi Valley State-Western Kentucky NCAA tournament play-in game in Dayton, Ohio. Obama was proud to show a bit of the “great
probable ‘swing state’ and thus 2012 presidential election-determining state of Ohio” to Cameron as the two enjoyed a furious rally by the Hilltoppers to upend the MVSU Delta Devils (sweet name, that), 59-58, and enter the Big Dance.
Unfortunately, those blue meanies over at CBS’ official YouTube channel have “disabled embedding by request” on the extensive halftime interview with the national leaders – including some prescient game analysis by the prez and assessment of Olympic Games 2012 preparation by the PM – but below runs about half the gabbing in lower quality.
And here is clearly not the conversation Obama had with Cameron in arranging the latter’s trip across the Atlantic. Seriously, what’s up with the Australian accent?
Finally, for not much good reason, here’s a mini-documentary posted to the ‘Tube last August entitled “The Rise of British Basketball,” which shows “the current status of British Basketball and […] the obstacles it needs to overcome to become successful and well-respected. Starring John Amaechi.