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Burn: NBA Commissioner Says Obama's 'Not That Good' at Basketball -- 'He's a Lefty, He Goes the Same Way Every Time


"He’s not as good as he thinks he is."

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NBA Commissioner David Stern apparently doesn't think much of President Barack Obama's basketball game.

“He’s not that good,” Stern said in an interview with Reuters. “He’s a lefty, he goes the same way every time.”

Though the critique sounded like it could almost double as an indictment of Obama's politics as well as his hoops skills, Stern said it wasn't a partisan crack.

"I'm sorry, I’m a loyal Democrat, OK, a passionate Democrat. He’s not as good as he thinks he is," he said.

Stern, who announced this week he will retire in 2014 after 30 years as commissioner, said it's been good to have a basketball fan in the White House.

“He relates well to our players. He’s got a lot of people around him who are b-ball fans. I think the politics of it is the players appreciate him for who he is and what he’s accomplished and those that support him, support him because of that," he said.

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