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Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 1:05 pm  |  28 responses

Barack Obama Compares LeBron James to Michael Jordan (VIDEO)

The POTUS is a huge Chicago Bulls fan, and admittedly worshipped Michael Jordan when he was coming up in the Windy City. In an interview that will air just prior to the NBA All-Star Game Sunday night on TNT, Barack Obama tells Charles Barkley that LeBron James is a worthy challenger to MJ’s crown as the G.O.A.T. From the press release:

During an extensive sit-down conversation held Thursday, Feb. 13, at the White House, Barkley and President Obama covered an array of topics from the NBA to health care reform to the administrations recently announced “My Brothers Keeper” initiative.

“You know LeBron. I know LeBron. When you are standing next to him, and then you watch him close up, I’ve never seen somebody that size, that fast, who can jump that high, who is that strong, who has that much basketball savvy all in one package.

“So we don’t yet know where he is going to be. 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. Mike is now 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 a chance to be as good as anybody.”

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  • Alexzandar Davilijanovic

    well, barak obama is an IDIOT.

  • berkamore

    And yet he’s the POTUS. Since you are so smart, keep up updated on your accomplishments, I am sure they are impressive.

  • pposse

    so what you sayin about the US? we a bunch of idiots?!

  • Anthony

    Our President would bust the @ss of any other country’s president in a game of 1-on-1. And as this is a basketball related website and commentary area, I feel completely justified in posting this! (And he’s a HISTORICAL politician & Nobel Prize winner…so there!)

  • anon

    Man, I never thought I’d see the day that Charles Barkley would be interviewing the President of the United States.

    But on another note, I like how the POTUS is such a Bulls fan that he won’t actually say the words “Lebron will be as a good as” and “Michael Jordan” in the same sentence. Smooth.

  • berkamore

    Not sure I follow you.

  • berkamore

    I just realized that President Obama (born 1961) and Chuck (born 1963) actually belong to the same generation. So it doesn’t seem that weird even though you are on the money with your observation (Chuck interviewing the POTUS? LOL)

  • pposse

    lmao i was just playing i was attempting to play devils advocate. The first guy said POTUS was an idiot, then you responded that he can’t be an idiot, then I was saying maybe we all are idiots for voting him in…anyway it was a joke gone horribly wrong i meant nothing by it

  • berkamore

    Hey man, I voted him in AND campaigned for him so I am a PROUD “idiot”. LOL. I suspected you were just messing around but you never know when you read something as opposed to seeing/ hearing it. No hard feelings at all.

  • Sheila Edward

    keep up updated on your accomplishments, I am sure they are impressive.

  • JJ Jones

    Seven, Eight more years at a high level? I guess as more of a magic johnson type player he could make it work.

  • bike

    Charles should have asked him if LeBron wanted to get a hair weave for his receding hairline, would it be covered under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Dagger

    Says the man who can’t even spell his first name.

  • bike

    Nah, Putin could take him. Vladimir would get in Barack’s head, stare him down, and pull a couple of judo moves on him.

  • The Seed

    I knew there was a reason I didn’t like this cat. Also since he is for gay rights, Micheal Sam’s name should have came up. This dude flip flops, for his agenda, Lebron can’t touch Kobe yet.

  • berkamore

    Putin was a KGB Colonel so I would not mess around with him. Look up some footage of him and Bush and see how he mimics Bush’s body language. And Bush couldn’t explain why he liked him. The KGB training program is no joke. LOL.

  • JJ Jones

    I thought that was obvious before this interview to be honest.

  • Porky

    How is the POTUS an idiot…like really though. You might not like him but he is everything but an idiot. Find another adjective.

  • Porky

    What does that make you? You f*cking nobody.

  • Porky

    I mean really though he graduated top of Harvard law school and you posted illiterately with a picture of you without a shirt until recently. You are nothing. He is your president. Go F*ck your worthless self you f*cking dumn c*nt.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    6 years ago I would have said yes

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    He’s just a Tea Party psycho. Nothing to see here.

  • JJ Jones

    Chill

  • Porky

    My bad I got a little too drunk and shoulda stayed away from the comment boards.

  • AQWORD

    Lebron palmed Kobes head like a scully and dunked it adressively without touching Mamba. The torch was ripped from the rapist little hands a long time ago son. Your moms should have swallowed you.

  • AQWORD

    dumb ass

  • AQWORD

    you need new spokes. Your wheels are wonky. :-)

  • JJ Jones

    Its all good

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