Obama’s Got Game!

Obama at playOn the way to thinking of something to blog about, we got distracted by HBO:Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. They were airing an interview and pick up basketball game with Barack Obama. Obama did well on both fronts.

In the course of the interview the air was thick with metaphor. In some cases it was kind of plausibly deniable metaphor, as when Obama reflected on the hypothetical player who just keeps shooting and shooting when he doesn’t really have a jump shot.

I don’t know if they replay these, in case you missed it, but it’s not like cable to produce a show just to run it once. It was a nice, refreshing break from politics as usual.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by raford on April 16, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Thanks. HBO does replay Real Sports, so I’m glad it’s worth watching. I’ll check it out.

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  2. I went to my first ever basketball game a few weeks back. Didn’t understand what was going on but it was pretty exciting and fast paced. Shame there wasn’t many watching though, it hasn’t really got much of a following here.

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  3. Posted by KUT on April 17, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    You can watch the segment on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CmvDQK3k2w

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  4. Oh, thank you, KUT. Excellent!

    Reply

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