Fan-in-Chief Calls It: 'Lakers in 6'

Obama picks LA to win finals, then jets to Saudi Arabia
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2009 6:05 AM CDT
President Barack Obama honors the 2009 NCAA basketball champions University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Monday, May 11,2009, in front of the South Portico of White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Before boarding Air Force One last night, Barack Obama was asked not about his upcoming speech to the Muslim world, but about a rather more pressing issue: Who's going to win the NBA finals? "The Lakers in six, I think," said the president. He's had some dead-on picks in the past, notes the Los Angeles Times: Obama picked the Steelers to take the Super Bowl and the Tarheels to win March Madness.