May 29, 2009

LaMarcus Aldridge Meets President Barack Obama

Getting to meet the President of the United States in the off-season?  Not a bad way to start off a much deserved break for LaMarcus Aldridge.
"My agency told me about it," said Aldridge. "They said I'd have a chance to spend a few moments and get a picture with him, hear him speak for about 15 or twenty minutes. When they told me about it, I really wanted to do it. So they did what they had to do to get me in."

And at no small expense. Reports had tickets to the gala costing anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000, but the price wasn't enough to keep Aldridge from the opportunity of meeting one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.

"He came out and talked for about 15 minutes," said Aldridge. "He’s a very powerful speaker; a great guy. He talked about how he had made mistakes, but that he was trying to learn something from those mistakes. Kind of the same things we talk about."
Thanks to Casey over at the Center Court blog for posting this article.  Head over there to read the rest.

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