KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before Barack talked, he Rock Chalked.
President Obama, an avowed basketball fanatic, made a point to visit with the No. 11 Kansas men’s basketball team Thursday en route to a speech at KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion, a short walk from Allen Fieldhouse.
Man it was awesome meeting Obama this morning !! Real cool guy! Hope to be chillin with him again this spring after a National Championship!
The president’s Kansas ties are well known: His mother, Ann Dunham, was born in Wichita and later lived for a time in El Dorado. He even referenced the Jayhawks, and Self, during his speech — contrasting the coach’s 10 straight Big 12 Conference titles with his own numbers in the Republican-red Sunflower State:
"Coach Self has won 10 straight (championships), I lost two straight (here)," Obama cracked. "I might have won some sections of Lawrence. That might have happened."