B-Ball Stars Say Obama's Got Game

Hoopsters pick apart presidential skills in CNN roundtable
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2009 5:37 PM CST

(Newser) – Basketball stars of today and yesterday have dissected President Barack Obama’s game on CNN, the Swamp blog reports. "He's smart at the game," Magic Johnson said today, watching a clip of the president shooting hoops. “He sees the play before it develops. That is how he is running the country.” Bill Russell, Steve Nash, and Chris Paul joined the gab-fest.

If he knew about the star scrutiny, Obama “would be a little nervous," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. But the players mostly praised the president: Russell described him as “a pretty good re-bounder” and Paul noted his shooting. "Lefties always can shoot," Paul said. Obama hit the court this morning in Chicago following a Valentine’s Day dinner last night with wife Michelle.
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