The citizens of the United States are still rejoicing over the news that President Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term. And the president celebrated his re-election the way he celebrated his first, with a game of hoops. Only this time Obama was joined by Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, who in addition to supporting the president’s regime, is astonished by how “smooth” his game is.
“He’s not an overly aggressive player, but he takes what the defense gives him,” said Pippen. “He’s got a smooth game. He probably used to be a little more aggressive, but obviously he doesn’t want to get hurt.”
Pippen played a pickup game with the president before Tuesday’s election closed. Instead of crisscrossing the country, Obama came home to Chicago and played hoops with Pippen, and in doing so got graciously compared to another superstar Pippen used to run alongside.
“I thought the lanes opened up when Michael Jordan used to drive,” laughed Pippen. “I used to be like, wow. But when I saw the President drive, I thought they were bringing the whole motorcade through the lane it was so wide.”
Maybe that’s a hasty comparison to make, but we can read into the context of it and allow it to make sense. Pippen went on to say Obama’s game was “smooth” and that the president was low key in his manner and very approachable.
“When he first entered the gym, if you hadn’t looked over to see him, you wouldn’t have noticed,” said Pippen of Obama. “It was surprisingly low key. He just came in and started shaking hands. He’s someone who is very easy to approach.”
Pippen did say the same thing about the last two presidents of these Untied States in George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. But hey, he’s Scottie Pippen and he can say whatever he wants.