Chris Paul introduces President Obama & “My Brother’s Keeper” Program
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It looks like Chris Paul is doing his best to outdo Cliff Paul with his off-the-court appearances. On Monday, CP3 introduced President Obama at the Walker Jones Education Campus in DC to discuss the “My Brother’s Keeper” Program which just received another $100 million in funding. The program is a pubic-private program that focuses on the challenges faced by young men of color.
During a Q&A session, Obama said at times his goals were misplaced because he was too focused on having fun and playing basketball instead of thinking about his future. Well, it looks like Obama did OK in the future and that misplaced time helped him develop a nice crossover which he supposedly used on CP3 once.
BS: Is it true that you blocked the Chris Paul trade because you didn’t want him to go to the Lakers? [Laughter.]
Obama: I love Chris Paul. He’s a great guy.
He’s on my Presidential Fitness Council. And I’ve gotten to know a lot of these guys, because for my 49th birthday I had my own little All-Star Game here.
BS: I heard about that. I wasn’t invited.
Obama: You weren’t? Maybe next time. So Chris was one of the guys who played. And I did a little crossover on him. He claims that he could have stolen the ball. Everybody who was there knows that that’s not true. The second time, he might have stolen the ball. The first time he didn’t know I had that move on me.
BS: So you surprised him with it?
Obama: I did, yes. Yes. My crossover is solid.
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