Obama Sends Shane Battier Text Support

May 14, 2009 at 9:14 am by Terez in Houston Rockets, Shane Battier

Terez, I might be the only hope this country has...

Terez, I might be the only hope the Rockets have...

Rockets forward Shane Battier is text buddies with President Barack Obama. Sort of. According to a Houston television station, Obama sent Battier a text message, through one of his aides, after the Rockets beat the Lakers in Game 4. Of course, the aide was Battier’s former teammate at Duke, Reggie Love. “Through Reggie, he sent me a message that said good job leading the guys in the face of adversity,” Battier told FOX 26 Sports. “It was pretty cool. Not your garden variety text message. “It’s great that we have a sports fanatic in the White House who appreciates competition. For the leader of the free world to acknowledge your leadership, it’s pretty cool.” No word if Obama sent condolences after the Lakers drubbed the Rockets by 40 on Tuesday.

Its good to see Obama is worrying about the real issues…like if the Rockets can upset the Lakers. -TO