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Barack Obama has 'smooth game,' according to Scottie Pippen

The Bulls star and the re-elected president balled together on Election Day.

Patrick Smith

On Tuesday, most Americans were either voting for or against President Barack Obama -- very few played basketball with him. Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was one of those lucky few, though, and on Wednesday he talked about his experience balling with the president.

"He's not an overly aggressive player, but he takes what the defense gives him," Pippen said. "He's got a smooth game. He probably used to be a little more aggressive, but obviously, he doesn't want to get hurt."

(via ESPN)

Pippen also said something that has been repeated often in anecdotes about Obama's basketball games: everyone is careful not to hack the president. Pippen compared Obama's drives down the lane to those of Michael Jordan, saying that it was like "they were bringing the whole motorcade through."

Unsurprisingly, the Pippen/Obama team, which was coached by Oregon State Beavers coach and Obama in-law Craig Robinson, wiped out their opponent. Robinson said that Pippen was the catalyst for the team's victory, as he was able to get Obama's team a multitude of open looks.

Robinson said that the game was tense, owing to the election. In the end, though, election night for Obama and his political team likely wasn't too much more stressful than what his basketball team experienced earlier in the day.