What It's Like to Play Basketball With President Obama

Posted on November 27, 2010

Because President Obama had to get twelve stitches on Thankgiving when he got elbowed in the lip, people are wondering just how challenging it is to play in one of those "friends and family" basketball games the president loves so much. Alexi Giannoulias, the Illinois State Treasurer, talked with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about what it's like to play basketball with Barack Obama. Alexi said he accidentally knocked Obama to the ground during the presidential campaign and bruised his ribs. He said Obama had painfully bruised ribs for much of the campaign because of him. He said the Secret service just told him not to do it again. Take a look: