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Obama's full-court press

Barack Obama turned on a full-court press today.

The Democratic presidential candidate scrimmaged with the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels at the Dean Smith Center in an early-morning workout, Anne Blythe reports.

In black sweat pants and a gray T-shirt, Obama took on Tyler Hansbrough, but he missed.

"I thought I had one over the national player of the year," the candidate said. 

Obama kept up with the run-and-gun pace for at least five minutes before benching himself. When he got back in the game, UNC coach Roy Williams, who was watching from a chair on the sidelines, called out: "You've got the future president of the United States wide open."

Obama also toured the locker room with Williams and Williams' wife. 


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Re: Obama's full-court press

Larry Brown could use Barack Obama on the Hornets' roster next year. Wait a minute! Larry's not going to New Orleans, he's coming to Charlotte!

So make that a trade for Obama for the Bobcats. But then who will Charlotte give up? Hmm...Michael Jordan might make a pretty good President...

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