Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obama's Election Day Pickup Game

One of the reasons Barack Obama became an early favorite of mine is because he is one of the few modern-day politicians I know that plays basketball. Several play golf, albeit poorly, while others run or play racquetball. But the overwhelming majority of today's politicians aren't exactly what anyone would call athletic.

In keeping with his Election Day routine, President-elect Obama put together a pickup game with some of his closest friends after he finished campaigning. CNN was given exclusive, behind-the-scenes access and recently shared some of that video.

As far as President-elect Obama's skills are concerned, for a politician, he's actually not bad. I have played with much worse on the pickup courts through the years. Plus, I give him extra credit for that smooth behind-the-back dribble. If you are going to get this country back where it needs to be, Obama will need to be able to go both Left and Right.

Now, I just need to find out where I can score one of those "That One" jerseys!

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