February 13th, 2009
08:05 PM ET
6 years ago

NBA greats weigh in on Obama's game

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NBA all-stars weigh in on Obama’s game.

He scored a big win on the Hill this week, but does President Obama have what it takes on the hardwood? Basketball greats Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Chris Paul grade the president's game for CNN's John King.

Watch their analysis, and catch King's full interview with these NBA all-stars this Sunday on State of the Union, 9 am – 1 pm ET on CNN.


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  1. stephen marr

    I love seeing our President doing the same things the american public does. It reminds me that he not only human, but also that he is just like us.

    February 13, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. justified cynic

    Why would anyone possibly care about this? This socialist lying moron is trying to bankrupt and destroy this country and there are actually people out there who care how he plays basketball. Incredible and sad all at the same time.

    February 13, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. Death of America by Obama

    obama truly stinks.

    February 13, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  4. Jen, Cali

    Another REALLY, REALLY important article for the nation, CNN! NOT

    February 13, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. bsmith171

    it's all that time in health clubs. and he's npt playing b'ball or working out!

    February 13, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. dittohead with forty names

    Hes got a nice 3 pointer.I just wish we could use Rush Limbaughs head as the backboard.lol

    February 13, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. DAVE IN CA

    obama would have chin nuts if he played against any NBA player past or present...... maybe he should go play some pick up games in chi town in da hood to see how he would fair

    February 13, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  8. William A. Schaedler from St. Louis

    The whole country is gradually slipping into a depression and what does our great president do? Why play basketball of course!

    February 13, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  9. John G

    Who cares? He wasn't elected to be shooting hoops he was elected to run the country!

    February 13, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  10. jaye

    Every NBA player would be more than happy to play ball with Obama!

    February 13, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  11. TjayeInLA

    That was cute. I know the conservatives don't like this, but I think it is fun to have a President who is just normal and doesn't feel he is above it all.

    February 13, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  12. Diana Pile

    Fairness Doctrine my butt..... Democrats want to silence talk radio because there are many educated people out there letting us know what is REALLY going on in Washington...... How about the American People come up with their own "Fairness Doctrine" for you crooks who don't pay their taxes in Washington. You take our money, act like hipocrits and now you want to silence the right to free speech....... Bring it on Dems..... I would like any of you to have a meeting of the minds with someone like Shawn Hannity or Mark Levin. My sixteen year old son knows more about government and the way it should be than ALL of you in Washington combined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  13. Diana Pile

    Fairness Doctrine my butt..... Democrats want to silence talk radio because there are many educated people out there letting us know what is REALLY going on in Washington...... How about the American People come up with their own "Fairness Doctrine" for you crooks who don't pay their taxes in Washington. You take our money, act like hipocrits and now you want to silence the right to free speech....... Bring it on Dems..... I would like any of you to have a meeting of the minds with someone like Shawn Hannity or Mark Levin. My sixteen year old son knows more about government and the way it should be ran than ALL of you in Washington combined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    ha...next thing you know, GOPers will be claiming he has a terrible jumpshot so he must be faking that he's black

    February 13, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  15. Geri

    Most of us don't care about his basketball playing and this is really getting old having to read this junk about Michelle being in Voguw and now his skills at basketball. Has anyone told you there is a crisis going on in this country and we should be more concerned with that. So far he's having a little rough road and I don't think he needs to waste all that fuel going around the states and talking about his stimulus package. Lets go back to serious stuff and get this other fodder off the ticker.

    February 13, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  16. S Callahan

    Bill would get closer...lol....Obama has tried that move and they keep moving away......

    February 13, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. Had It

    This has nothing to do with the State of the Union, CNN. That's the Sunday Show

    Then there's the Situation Room, the Line Item Veto, etc.

    Label your items so we don't get exposed to the deception of your ignorant writers – unskilled ignorant writers. GOSSIP is better than your headlines and most articles.

    CHEAP

    February 13, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  18. EBC, MD

    THANK GOD we finally have a President that is very "well rounded" and very worldly. He can go from signing Executive Orders to having a round of beer with Jimmy Bob and still have some swaggert left to shoot some hoops with the fellas or watch the Super Bowl eating buffalo wings!!!

    THIS is the kind of President you want, a President who is not "tunneled" in his thinking and looks at the BIGGER picture impacting the world.

    President Obama is NOT PERFECT, I don't why so many Republicans act and sound off like they are PERFECT. We ALL know the REPUGS are nothing but COWARDS trying to obstruct the success of the President!!

    I NEVER expected President Obama to solve ALL the problems in the White House. NO PRESIDENT can do that. But I do expect him to do his best and work HARD towards getting our country back on track.

    I DON'T CARE what the Republican Leadership THINK or WANT, they are NOT the ones losing their jobs or their homes!!!

    I DON'T CARE if the Republican Leadership keeps running OFF at the mouths, it just PROVES how SCARED they are of President Obama's stimulus plan working, their afraid of President Obama DOING BETTER than they ever dreamed possible!!!

    REPUBLICANS ARE SO AFRAID PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL DIG THIS COUNTRY OUT OF THE HOLE THEY CREATED, WHICH WOULD MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE THE IDIOTS THEY TRULY ARE!!

    Republicans don't CARE about doing what's RIGHT for the American People.

    Republicans don't CARE that millions of families are losing their jobs and homes, THEY GET A BIG PAYCHECK, THEY HAVE A JOB!!

    Republicans DON'T CARE about fixing this BIG hole they dug for the American people for 8 long years!!

    WHAT REPUBLICANS ARE AFRAID TO DEATH OF, IS PRESIDENT OBAMA SUCCEEDING IN CHANGING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS AND MOVING THIS COUNTRY FORWARD!!

    REPUBLICANS WOULD RATHER STAY AND LIVE BACK IN THE "REAGAN YEARS"..... that's ALL they ever talk about. Reagan this, Reagan that.... Reagan said......

    Who cares? Reagan is NOT here to clean this mess up and he wouldn't KNOW squat on where to begin cleaning this mess up.

    February 13, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  19. Ed

    Whatever happened to Obama's "hip problem"? Total silence on that one – of course!

    February 13, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  20. lovable liberal

    John King weighs in on the President's game.

    February 13, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  21. Tom

    Change??? Really Obama is going to spend more money then Bush did in 8 years and all you talk about is Obama and basketball??

    February 13, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  22. Hulio

    how funny !

    February 13, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  23. Mark

    CNN loves gushing over this guy. Who cares about his game. Get back to the economy.

    February 13, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  24. John

    Obama is not weak, he is just trying to carry the republicans with him. He is doing the right thing, thats not a sign of weakness.

    February 13, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  25. Bill

    Never mind that kind of fluff!

    WHAT kind of horsepuckey is it that the Senate would vote on a MAJOR, MAJOR bill WITHOUT having had time to read/study it?

    A gift for Obama for President's Day? WHAT A TRAVESTY! WE SHOULD ALL REVOLT!

    February 13, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
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