In Obama's Eyes, Jordan Tops Kobe

Prez: 'I haven't seen anybody match up with Michael'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2009 4:00 PM CDT
In Obama's Eyes, Jordan Tops Kobe
President Barack Obama watches his basketball go in the hoop as he shoots a couple of baskets during the annual Easter Egg Roll, April 13, 2009, at the White House.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – President and Basketballer-in-Chief Obama wasn’t coy when asked whether he preferred Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan: “Oh, Michael,” he told the AP. “I mean, Kobe’s terrific. Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “But I haven’t seen anybody match up with Michael.” Jordan, of course, played for Obama’s hometown Bulls—though Obama says he’s “no Lakers hater,” and indeed predicted Los Angeles’ victory over Orlando in the NBA finals. (Read more Michael Jordan stories.)

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