Monday, February 16, 2009

The President's Swagger (Video)

There is one sport entity that is very proud of President Obama and that is the NBA. There is no doubt that they look to him as the "Basketball President", and if there was any waning from fans of this sport, they are coming back home due to President Obama's love of the game.

Obama's basketball game was dissected on nation television on Sunday, when CNN's "State of the Union with John King" asked several NBA stars to review his moves.

"He's smart at the game," former Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson said. "First thing up he's passing, nice post pass, nice set up, always looking for the other man."

After another clip, New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul took note of Obama's left-handedness and says "lefties always can shoot."

After a three-pointer, King asks whether Obama has enough swagger after sinking a bucket.

"Nah, he's got plenty of swagger," said Phoenix Suns' guard Steve Nash. "Plenty of swagger. You can tell."

Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics called Obama a "pretty good re-bounder."

Johnson, who attended Obama's inauguration, made clear that he likes Obama's game on and off the court.

"He sees the play before it develops," he said. "That is how he is running the country. I don't want people to say you are linking the president to a point guard. I'm not doing it...What I'm saying is that a point guard got to think five minutes ahead."

Interesting what Johnson said about how Obama sees the play before it develops, because this is just how he runs the country, with thought, not hip shot instant action.

Lastly, we all know that Obama plays everyday, practically, and I want him to continue for the stress relief, but now I want to know, "Where is that basketball court going to be built?"


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