Robert Wolf, a financier and a personal friend of President Obama, serves on the President’s Council for Jobs and Competitiveness and interviewed [NBA Commissioner David] Stern for a Reuters TV segment, Impact Players. In the interview, Wolf heaps praise on the Democrat for his enthusiasm and rated Obama as an impressive player.
‘He’s a hoop junkie, I’ve played with him. I’ve seen NBA players play with him. There’s a lot of NBA players that support him,’ Wolf said.
But Stern proved he was no sycophant, interrupting the starry-eyed host by stating bluntly, ‘He’s not that good.’
Wolf couldn’t stand the criticism, ‘He’s pretty good, he’s got a nice little crossover,’ he insisted.
Stern continued to dismiss the complimentary appraisal of the president’s game, ‘He’s a lefty and goes the same way every time,’ he said. ‘I’m a loyal Democrat okay, a passionate Democrat. He’s not as good as he thinks he is,’ Stern added, showing that when it comes to basketball, political persuasion doesn’t count for much. Read more from this story HERE.
Here’s the Reuter’s interview with Wolf and Obama: