Former Blue Devil and New York Knicks point guard Chris Duhon has had a very good year. He’s balled with Barack Obama, who, if you haven’t heard, became the 44th President of the United States today. Also, he now plays in the point-guard happy system of Mike D’Antoni! So he’s got that going for him, too.
Duhon got the call to play with Obama from the President’s body man and, now, personal assistant, former Dukie Reggie Love. They played at Chicago’s East Bank Club–Alison Bales was there, too–and while Duhon was impressed with the man himself, he isn’t too hopeful about the lefty’s future in basketball, the New York Post reports today:
Though Duhon wasn’t exactly effusive about Obama’s basketball skills, saying, “I don’t think he has a best move,” it still was “an honor” to meet the “normal” man and not the candidate.
“It was good to just meet Barack Obama,” Duhon said. “I’m very proud of him. He’s been through a lot, and to finally be in the position he’s in, I’m very happy for him.”
What an awfully political answer. Duhon must have learned something in his run with the leader of the free world.