So, for whatever reason, people in New York feel like a Chris Duhon interview would be awesome, so they're airing it on television. Normally, I would scoff.
However, there's a pretty crazy little excerpt that the New York Post pulled out and ran in their politico-gossip-sports section today, in which Duhon says that Barack Obama is a total smack-talker while on the court.
"He talks the whole time. He's never quiet." In an interview with MSG's Jill Martin airing tomorrow, Duhon said he played the Illinois senator in a pickup game in Chicago, where Duhon played for the Bulls. "What are some of the things he would say?" Martin asked. " 'You can't guard me!' Just random talk," Duhon replied. "He knows the game. He's like a point guard out there, and so he's always telling guys where to go, what to do, very vocal." Who won? "Oh, I won - he may be running for president, but I'm not going to let him win, not going to take it easy on him. I don't take it easy on anyone."
Bit by bit, this guy is winning me over. Then I remember he's a Carolina fan. But allegiance aside, I very much like the idea of a [potential] future President making sure to run his mouth on the hardwood. It's just so ... Mavericky.
Oh, and Duhon -- come on, dude. No one actually believes you won. Barack's in tip-top shape; it's not like he's been smoking for years or anything.
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