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Obama Admits He 'Can Relate' To The Reviled Duke Men's Basketball Team

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turns out President Barack Obama has a lot in common with the Duke men's basketball team, and unlike most of America, he's willing to ad...

Obama Admits He's Pretty Bad At Basketball Now

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports

The first Baller-In-Chief is past his prime.

Obama Attends Women's NCAA Tournament Game, Cheers On Niece

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.21.2015 | Sports

President Barack Obama has some familial ties to this year's women's NCAA Tournament. His niece, Leslie Robinson, plays for the Princeton women's b...

Georgia State's Epic Win Even Caught The Eye Of The White House

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports

Even the president learned not to bet against Georgia State.

The Moment Obama Realized He Was Going To Win The Nomination

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

In his new book, Reggie Love, a former aide to President Barack Obama, recalls the moment Obama thought he had the 2008 Democratic presidential nomina...

Obama's NCAA Tournament Bracket Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports

President Barack Obama hasn't won his NCAA Tournament pool in a while, but he's hopeful Tom Izzo can change that. The United States' bracketologist in...

Obama Goes Two For 22 On White House Basketball Court

Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

President Obama had a rough day on the White House basketball court on Monday, missing 20 out of 22 attempts while shooting hoops during the White Hou...

Scottie Pippen Compares Obama to Michael Jordan

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

President Barack Obama is flying high. In the days after clinching the presidency, Obama's near-record support from Latino voters and reelection despi...

Obama Calls In Bulls Legend (Not That One) For Election Day Hoops

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.14.2012 | Sports

WIth a boost from a six-time NBA champion, President Obama picked up an early win on Election Day. After visiting with volunteers, the President squee...

WATCH: David Stern: Obama's 'Not That Good' At Basketball

Posted 10.27.2012 | Sports

David Stern, the NBA commissioner, weighed in recently on President Barack Obama's basketball game. And he wasn't too complementary. "He's not t...

WATCH: Obama And Romney Impersonators Square Off In NYC

| Posted 09.18.2012 | New York

By Andrea Swalec, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN — As the real Barack Obama swept through the city for another fundraiser, a new web video p...

What It's Like to Play Basketball With Obama

Tucker Max | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Tucker Max

I have been asked about playing basketball with Obama probably 500 times. People pepper me with questions about him. The problem is I didn't know Barack Obama as a person, only as a basketball player. But, the scouting report on Barack Obama's pick-up game skills? That I can do.

Obama Campaign Fundraises With Basketball Stars Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign is bringing in NBA heavyweights Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Carmelo Anthony to boost the president's fundrai...

Maraniss, Obama and the City Game

Doug Bradley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
Doug Bradley

As I listened to David relate his narrative of our 44th president's odyssey from Hawaii to Jakarta to Chicago, I was struck by how researching and writing this book had been an epiphany of sorts for Maraniss himself.

WATCH: Obama Booed For Not Kissing First Lady At Basketball Game

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama arrived courtside Monday night to loud cheers and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" as he took his seat to wa...

Howard Fineman

Obama Channels Dick, Ron And George

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he tries to become only the second Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win reelection, Barack Obama is adopting much of ...

Obama Shoots Hoops With The Stars

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama played basketball Friday morning with George Clooney, Tobey Maguire and a few staff members, according to the White House pool ...

Obama Final Four Picks Hint At 2012 Election

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled his picks to reach the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the ...

Obama Says Bulls Will Win A Championship While He's In Office

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

In a conversation with ESPN's Bill Simmons on his podcast, the B.S. Report, President Barack Obama made some bold assertions about his hometown's bask...

NBA Players Giving Heavily To Obama

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is receiving large political contributions from a formerly underdeveloped source of campaign funds: The National Basketball Ass...

Obama 'Very Impressed' With Lin

Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama has caught 'Lin-sanity.' White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the New York Knicks' point guard Jeremy Lin ...

PHOTOS: Basketball For The Obamas!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.27.2011 | Style

It's been a stressful time for the president, what with the whole super committee mess and having to wear all sorts of unusual clothes. So after pa...

Obama Scorse Charitable NBA Players For Fundraising Event

Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact

Barack Obama is still "a little heartbroken" about the NBA lockout, so he's taking a shot at the charity basketball game trend. The commander-in-c...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Unveils Star-Studded 'Obama Classic Basketball Game'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When you're a president running for reelection, it apparently helps to be a hoops junky, especially when the National Basketball Associa...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Got (Found) Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - People who play basketball with Barack Obama say he's more dogged than flashy, more determined than skillful, more adaptable than unique....