"It's the best thing that could happen to you," says Kobe Bryant, after presenting the Lakers' jersey to the President on behalf of the team at a press conference in Staples Center earlier today.
"I've seen him play before, and I tell you what, this guy has got some games in him." he continued as he watched Obama strolled leisurely through the court and jammed in a 3-pointer.
"See what I told ya? He's good."
"There's no exception. No one is allowed to skip training, not even the President." he said grimly.
"And as President I guess he should've known better."
"I'll make sure he sticks to the weekly training schedule. Strict diet. No question. And I heard he has been smoking a lot. He'd better be sure not to mix politics with his game here. No compromise with his rhetoric."
Obama, 49, will be the oldest and most glamorous player ever to grace the NBA, displacing Nat Hickey, who was 45 years, 363 days when he played his first and only NBA game for the team he coached, Providence Steamrollers in 1948.
"I'm pretty confident that I could catch up with the rest." he quoted during a special interview session in the White House.
"I think my destiny lies with basketball. Perhaps I shouldn't have mess around with politics afterall." he said as his gaze gradually soared away in nostalgia.
Obama was part of the Punahou team that beat Moanalua High 60-28 for the 1979 state title. In that game Obama missed a free throw and scored on a garbage-time breakaway, and spent the rest of the game on the bench.
p/s: This is a fake news. Obama ain't gon play no games for Lakers.