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Scottie Pippen says Barack Obama has a “smooth” game

Nov 7, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

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David Stern had no fear criticizing Barack Obama’s game, saying he couldn’t go anywhere but left. (Go ahead, make the easy political joke there if you must. But we expect better.)

But Scottie Pippen —who played ball with the president on election day Tuesday — was far more complimentary when speaking with the Bulls official Web site.

“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.”

That certainly wasn’t going to happen if the defense had anything to do about it.

“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.”

If you were the player that gave Obama a black eye or a limp the night he had to go out and give his acceptance speech, let’s just say you better like being audited by the IRS.

Pippen also said Obama was low key and approachable (notice the same thing was always said of the last two presidents before him, George Bush and Bill Clinton).

“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.”

  1. dfh3456 - Nov 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Scottie Pippen has a smooth game when it comes to stiffing people on tips. Here in Las Vegas, he will always be known as “No Tippin Pippen”

    • teabone413 - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      Met both pippen and jordan… And though pipped wasnt tippin, at least he’s not a jerk like jordan is. Pippen is a very nice guy while jordan is a db. Do I sound bitter? Yes, bc I am…. And jordan will always be a buttwipe.

      • nvandy42 - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM

        I smoked a blunt with MJ in the VIP of Fountain Bleu in Miami while he had two white girls that looked 16 hanging all over him 3 years ago on spring break. Seemed pretty nice to me….

  2. lakerluver - Nov 7, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Actually he said Obama “could” eventually be better than MJ.

  3. necr0philia - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Well at least Obama is smooth at something because he has left this Country as about as Ruff as it can get.

    • dls612 - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      Is that you Romney?

      • letangusespertplus - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:40 AM

        its pretty much half of america.

  4. lakerluver - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Dag, teabone, let it go already, bro!!

  5. jucam1 - Nov 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Scotty just knows what the majority of this country knows, the Prez is the MAN!

  6. eugenesaxe - Nov 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Kissing Obama’s behind won’t get you that HC job.

  7. jimeejohnson - Nov 7, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Kissing Count Dracula Paul Ryan’s will turn you into a vampire.

  8. ebrownwareagle - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:06 PM


    Go jump into the pool of misery with Romney and the other outta touch Elitist Repubs who my way or the highway approach just torpedoed their campaign!

  9. cfballfan1 - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Do you think BO lies about his hoops game too?

  10. swu32733 - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    So smooth he was the number nine player on his high school team in his senior year. That was the only year he made the varsity team.

  11. jerdogthompson - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Yo Lakerluver. Gots to love the beat down your Fakers took. Then you must reside in a forum about anything other than “How the Lakers suck, I mean lost again.


  12. dannythebisforbeast - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Just because the guy said Obama done a crappy job doesn’t make him an elitist republican. I believe the same thing and also don’t believe Romney would help us any better. So to stereotype I guess you would be unemployed,collecting checks and your whole family is living off the government?? Am I close, if not maybe there is more than 2 sides to an issue

    • letangusespertplus - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:43 AM

      whoa a flyers fan got something right. hat tip to you sir.

  13. davidcl77 - Nov 8, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    Scottie is looking for attention, just as he was with the Lebron- Jordan comments.
    The jobless wonder stinks in office. For him, at least he has Jimmy Carter to hang out with in the category of “Worst Ever!”

  14. jmays77 - Nov 8, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Why is this news? Politics aside, who cares about Obama’s game?

    • letangusespertplus - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      because this is what the news would rather cover than hear the fact that he let an ambassador die after ignoring calls for help several times.

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