Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:26 PM
bigtree (49,284 posts)
First Lady Love For Men's Olympic B-Ball Team
Entire U.S. Men's Basketball Team Hugged Michelle Obama After Easily Winning First Game At The Olympics
Team USA men's basketball team had no problem with France today in their opening match of the Olympics, cruising to a 98-71 win. But the most eyebrow-raising highlight of the match may have come after the game when each member of the team, including coaches, walked over and gave Michelle Obama a hug. The group was led by LeBron James, who gave the First Lady a kiss and a rather large bear hug.
watch video: http://www.businessinsider.com/video-us-mens-basketball-team-hugged-michelle-obama-2012-7
First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Lebron James of the U.S. after the men’s Group A basketball match between the U.S. and France at the London 2012 Olympic Games
… with Anthony Davis
… with Kobe Bryant
pics: Obama Diary
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First Lady Love For Men's Olympic B-Ball Team (Original post)
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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #3)
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:08 PM
lunatica (28,865 posts)
6. What's really cool is that they ALL marched across the court to hug her
A scene like only happens when leaders or their spouses are very popular and loved by the people. I remember that Princess Diana was also an Official Hugger.
Response to bigtree (Original post)
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:36 PM
seabeyond (85,893 posts)
4. my 14 yr old likes lebron. always defending. i read this and yell at him, that lebron got himself
Last edited Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:39 PM USA/ET - Edit history (1)
in trouble again. this time with the pres.
he comes running in to see.
he had a huge smile. he loved it.
thanks for the fun, in this house, with this OP
Response to dsc (Reply #8)
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:40 PM
bigtree (49,284 posts)
15. let me say this
Last edited Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:49 PM USA/ET - Edit history (3)
I was impressed by a statement that Maya Angelou made when she was asked why she was willing to stand beside an individual who had used an offensive term that she particularly opposed. She replied, to the effect, that there are plenty of folks out there looking to tear down our brothers and sisters and that her aim (outside of speaking out against those things she objected to) was to promote unity in her community. Therefore, she said, she didn't see any need to alienate that individual and would continue to embrace and regard them as a fellow human.
"I will not be divided from ******, she said.
"If you want to control the people, separate the people and you can rule them. Divide them and you can conquer them. I will not be divided from ******," said Dr. Maya Angelou said as she quoted Niccolo Machiavelli.
"I know that we are all in process and young artists are in process. It’s important to realize that all of you – all of us – are in process. There was a statement made by Machiavelli in the 15th century. He said if you want to control the people, separate them, and you can rule them. Divide them and you can conquer them. I will not be divided from ******. By anybody’s imagination, he is brilliant and even genius, maybe. But certainly smarter than us to know that he’s in process. And next week, he might not even use the N-word, or the B-word. It may even take two or three weeks, or a month. But I’m not going to be separated from him…"
“Do your best to not be divided. This doesn’t mean you are supposed to support everything anybody says. Say “I disagree, but I don’t disagree to the point where I want you dead and out of here.” You must understand that, people, we live in direct relation to the heroes and sheroes we have. Always and in always if we don’t have heroes and sheroes and keep them alive, we are nothing.“