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Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Omar Samhan drink special

By Diamond Leung

Omar Samhan might never have to pay for a meal again in Moraga, Calif. after leading Saint Mary's to the Sweet 16, and for tonight, he'll be able to celebrate with a drink special in his honor.

At a "uniform retirement ceremony" being held at McCovey's Restaurant in Walnut Creek for Samhan and former Saint Mary's star Patrick Mills, fans buying a drink can receive a second for only 50 cents in honor of Samhan's No. 50 jersey.

Samhan is expected to attend the event and is likely coming armed with plenty of one-liners. College basketball might not be big enough to contain his personality, and he has recently taken his show to NBA workouts.

Samhan, who once asked Taylor Swift out on national television, used last week's media session after working out with the Washington Wizards as an opportunity to challenge President Obama to game of one-on-one (video from Wizards Extreme).

"Yesterday, I wanted to get a little warmup one-on-one with Obama," Samhan joked. "He said he was too busy for me. Barack, if you're out there, I'm looking for that one-on-one game still."

Not to give Samhan any ideas, but proposing a 50-cent beer summit might be another way to get him into the White House.