Saturday , Nov , 08 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Video: Yes Barack Obama Can … Play Basketball!

Being a basketball website, we wanted to know if he can actually play basketball? After all, Obama regularly plays in a recreational league with pros like New York point guard Chris Duhon. The Knicks’ new table setter provided a scouting report on the former Chicago activist’s skills …


Video: Yes Barack Obama Can ... Play Basketball!On my evolutionary scale, politicians rank somewhere between used car salesmen and telemarketers. Generally speaking, I’m not fond of those who claim to serve the public.

Like many young people, Barack Obama has engaged me. However, the President-elect faces numerous tough questions. How will he cure the economy? What will he do in Iraq? Can he fix health care? And what about repairing alliances with other countries?

Being a basketball website, we wanted to know if he can actually play basketball. After all, Obama regularly plays in a recreational league with pros like New York point guard Chris Duhon. The Knicks’ new table setter provided a scouting report on the former Chicago activist’s skills.

 "Yeah, I mean, not if we turned the notch up on him," Duhon said with a laugh. "He wouldn’t be able to handle it. He looks like a player, he talks like a player. That’s his biggest attribute, he knows what he’s talking about. He’s a great passer and he understands the game. For his age, he’s not bad." (HoopsVibe News site, found on Newsday)

Well, lets have a look …


(Footage mostly of a pick-up run, featuring Dilated Peoples )

 

(High School days) 

The video doesn’t lie. Obama has decent skill for a middle aged man. The soon-to-be leader of the free world was, and still is, a nice, southpaw guard. From the looks of it, he can shoot, handle, pass the rock, and most definitely talk smack.

Photo-op or legitimate baller? Can Obama play? Get at us in the comment box below with thoughts and come back to HoopsVibe The Blog for more NBA tidbits. Photo courtesy of makiamiller