There has been plenty of speculation about how President Obama, who is only 54, will pass the time when he leaves the White House. White House press secretary Josh Earnest added one more possibility to the list: NBA owner.

The proclamation came with a lot of caveats: "potentially, if the opportunity arose, under the right circumstances." Earnest, though, was clear on one point: The president has "discussed" being part of an NBA franchise ownership group.

Obama's first choice would most likely be the Chicago Bulls, which is his favorite professional team. But Obama already has said that he plans to stay in Washington for at least the next two years so that his younger daughter can finish high school. Such geographical proximity probably puts the Washington Wizards into play.

Maybe the president could help recruit D.C. native and pending free agent Kevin Durant to join the Wizards?