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

NBA greats weigh in on Obama's game


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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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. An American

    I think the "big win" part is still up for debate.

    February 13, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  2. SueB

    Too bad you didn't spend some time letting people know the realities of this stimulus package. Who gives a flip what anyone thinks of Obama's basketball skills. He's prez, not an NBA star!

    February 13, 2009 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  3. sherry

    Obama plays ball good....
    Bush probably bowls good
    Different game ....different ages.....b-ball is a youner mans game

    February 13, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. KU Hawk

    Will Obama invite the KU team to play on the White House court with him after they win the Final 4 again this year?

    February 13, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  5. Obama - NOPE

    Basketball is the only thing Obama can do without a teleprompter.

    February 13, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  6. New Yorker

    Sorry, but you closed comments for the Hillary item. She's planning on "reversing the trend of global warming"? Um, that would be God's job wouldn't it? Steppin' on Obama's toes, eh?

    February 13, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  7. Jackie

    The Republicans need to think serious about what is really happening with the economy and start working with Democrats. Shoot a few baskets for the American people. It's common sense, you divide to read the stimulus by the number of republicans(36) and then meet to discuss it. That could've been done in twenty-four hours or less. That's if they cared enough for the American people. That's how hard we work to get things done in America. The American people need to see the names of those Republicans posted so that we can make changes come election time.

    February 13, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  8. Patriot Guy

    What a stupid lame idea for a story.

    February 13, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  9. Joseph

    It's kinda nice to see the media being nice to a President for a change... The last 2 got hammered pretty bad. I hope this holds...

    February 14, 2009 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  10. GT

    would like to see him shoot around w/ Mike, LeBron, Magic, Larry, Isahi

    February 14, 2009 03:22 am at 3:22 am |
  11. lashun

    I think considering economy the nba all star events shouldn't cost so much for fans that promote ratings. I have be a fan for 30 years, and I live in phoenix I wish that kobe bryant wound come to free block party.

    February 14, 2009 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  12. lashun

    I am sure I am not alone. I spent 20 bucks for jam session tickets and the all stars didn't come for the fans that support them.

    February 14, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  13. We Shall Overcome

    Good or Bad his game has got to be better than a cheerleader!

    February 14, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  14. We Shall Overcome

    Ooops! I'm sorry.....Head Cheerleader! No disrespect intended "W".

    February 14, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  15. ericab

    I didn't hear or read any of these complaints from republicans for the past 8 yrs. Keep in mind we were bankrupt before he took his oath as president. Bush had alreay left this mess the republicans are now all of a sudden complaining about. Get real. Yeah he's going to spend a lot of money,see if it works before you start to complain. And don't forget, any benefit that any of you complaining repubs may get, be sure to send it right on back to Washington. Tell your pres. that you want it to go into savings for your country.

    February 14, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  16. TC1050

    How is this different than Bush playing golf or riding a bike for exercise while our country was going to the dogs with 2 wars and a financial meltdown. You right wing morons only see what you want to see, and if Hannity and Rush and the lot were so brilliant why did they follow the extreme right wing down the path to destroying this country. Failed politics bad ideas and and once again ignoring the will of the people. Gomwatch nascar, I'm sure watching cars go in a circle will keep your minds busy for awhile.

    February 15, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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