Charles Barkley interviews President Barack Obama (Video)

Feb 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA former players Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Karl Malone after the 2014 NBA All Star dunk contestat Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

During the NBA All-Star game we were treated to an interview between analyst and former player Charles Barkley and President of the United States Barack Obama. He started it off asking about LeBron James.

“You know LeBron, I know LeBron,” Obama said. “When you’re standing next to him and then watch him close up, I’ve never seen someone that size, that fast, who can jump that high, who’s that strong, who has that much basketball savvy all in one package. Now, I’m a Chicago guy, and Mike will always be the guy for me just because that was a magical moment for the city and he was a champion. But now that he’s retired, LeBron, when you look at him, you think he might be able to play at a high level for another seven, eight, 10 years. He’s 29 years old. In terms of every aspect of the game, LeBron has the chance to be as good as anyone.”

He also weighed in on Michael Sam coming in and commended him for coming out before the draft.

[h/t] Terez Owens

Topics: Barack Obama, NBA

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