(moments before Psycho T was tased by the Secret Service)
Much has written about newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama’s penchant for pickup basketball, though perhaps posting up Stuart Scott isn’t the best measure of the former Illinois senator’s chops. Knicks PG Chris Duhon (19 points in Monday’s 102-98 defeat of Chicago) offers the rare discouraging word to the New York Post’s George Willis.
Duhon played hoops with the future president during pickup games at Chicago’s East Bank Club. He got the hook-up through friend and former Duke player Reggie Love, who is one of Obama’s personal assistants.
Though Duhon wasn’t exactly effusive about Obama’s basketball skills, saying, “I don’t think he has a best move,” it still was “an honor” to meet the “normal” man and not the candidate.
“It was good to just meet Barack Obama,” Duhon said. “I’m very proud of him. He’s been through a lot, and to finally be in the position he’s in, I’m very happy for him.”
Duhon was too polite to add, “…and at least he’s a better baller than Charlie Ward.”