Friday , Nov , 07 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Duhon: Obama’s a Good Player for His Age

Duhon, who voted for Obama, has been part of the president-elect’s circle of pickup-game players at Chicago’s East Bank Club, where Obama shot hoops to take the edge off on Election Day. Duhon’s friend, former Duke player Reggie Love, is Obama’s "body man," or personal assistant.

So can Obama hang with pros like the Knicks’ point guard?

"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.",0,6951728.story