Fresh off the heels of announcing that he will retire as NBA Commissioner in 2014, David Stern has offered his two cents on the basketball ability of President Barack Obama.
In a sit down with Robert Wolf on Reuters, Stern offered his thoughts on Barack Obama the basketball player, and Barack Obama, the President of the United States who is very adept at relating to the NBA’s basketball players.
In terms of play? According to Stern: “He’s not as good as he thinks he is.”
I rarely agree with Commissioner Stern, but I’m in his corner on this one. Stern is as “Democrat” as they get. I’m an independent, and I love President Obama…well, until that NDAA nonsense, I did. Digressing.
I love President Obama’s love for basketball. He is a hoops junkie. This fact alone will greatly assist the President when he’s no longer president, and goes to work with at-risk youth…which is what he’s destined to do.
In terms of his play? According to James Sheldon–that’s me: The POTUS is a lefty with some better than average ball handling skills, and a decent jump shot. He was probably quicker as a young man, but now, he relies a lot on the power of myth when he steps on the court. What am I saying? A good defender easily would easily shut him down.
But let’s get down to brass tacks: Who wins in a 1-on-1 basketball game between Obama and Mitt Romney? The answer is one in the same as to who’ll take the election.