Could Barack Obama one day own the Chicago Bulls?


Once you've been president you can be sure there will be no shortage of job opportunities. So when Barack Obama steps down from the White House in January he has no need to worry.

But after such a high pressure job where every move you make is scrutinised, it would be no surprise if Obama chose to pursue something a little more fun. That's why comments from the White House press secretary Josh Earnest are so interesting, as he suggests the president has "discussed" becoming part of an ownership group for an NBA franchise.

Earnest said Obama would consider it "potentially ... under the right circumstances". He should be warned though: sports fans can be just as difficult to please as the electorate as a whole.

Given Obama's Chicago roots and well noted love of Chicago sports teams it wouldn't be a step too far to imagine the Bulls being the team Obama chose to get behind.

"I have fantasized about being able to put together a team and how much fun that would be," the president told GQ in November.

The Bulls haven't won the NBA Championship since 1998 but are still one of the most recognisable brands in the world, and any Chicago native would want them to reach the heights of their glory days once again.

Chance the Rapper wants Obama to come back to Chicago once his presidency is over, to become the city's mayor, but the door looks like it's open for the president to return in a different role.