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You Certainly Have Game, Mr. President

Mr. Lombardi played twice with Obama during the campaign… The first time, in May 2008, came about by sheer happenstance. Lombardi was at the gym, and there was Obama, so Lombardi introduced himself.

“Hey, listen,” Obama said, “I have members of my staff here, five or six guys, we wanna play full court, you go find a few guys.”

So, Lombardi says, “I went back up to the weight room, told four or five guys, ‘Hey, Barack Obama’s downstairs, you wanna play basketball?’ Most of them looked at me like I was an alien.”

A sportscaster reviews Obama’s hoop skills.

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