When President Obama and Charles Barkley sat down for a candid interview during the All-Star game, those who watched were thrilled and enjoyed the Presidents interview.
The President shared his thoughts on the NBA as well as Michael Jordan and Lebron James. The President, being a Chicago guy remained loyal to Air Jordan, but did tip his cap to Lebron during the pregame interview.
“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,” Obama said. “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.”
The President also talked politics, ofcourse and even about the controversial court case, involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. The President said the decision to acquit George Zimmerman of murder charges was the right one.
The “NBA on TNT” tweeted a picture of the all-star-turned-broadcaster and the president, a noted basketball and Chicago Bulls fan, from the interview on Thursday.
The interview aired Sunday during pregame of the All-Star Game at 7 p.m.
Video from YouTube via CNN.
President Obama – Charles Barkley All Star Interview on TNT is a HIT!!!