The president chimed in on this year’s NBA Finals. Barack Obama was on his way to the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn on Tuesday when a reporter shouted a question. The topic: Who is going to win the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Lakers or the Orlando Magic?

Said the smiling president: “Lakers in six, I think.” In sports terms, that means the Lakers will win the best-of-seven series in six games. The series begins Thursday.

  • JohnJohn

    Obama picked UNC and he won. Obama picked Lakers in 6. Lakers win in 5.

  • 123kid

    ^indeed he did. but last i remember, he picked cavs and lakers in the finals as well. 1-1 mr. president! hopefully you go 2-1

  • JC

    YES WE CAN!! – YES WE WILL!! :)

  • Mitch4Pres



    The Lakers are in line to hit for the cycle: …In other words, they’ve won in a 5 game series, a 6 game series and a 7 game series, all that’s left is a 4 game sweep, all the way to The Ship!

  • lakers4life.

    unc wasnt a really hard pick..

  • Sopi

    this is why hes the president!!!!

  • remy

    lets win it so we can meet the first black president and be part of another history!!

  • James K.

    You think correctly Mr. President. Except that number six could have been replaced with a number four or five.

  • mr.clutch101

    I knew the dude was smart, but damn he is borderline genius!

  • LakersFirst

    maybe he can give the lakers some bailout money when kobe opts out for 30 mil for 5 years average.

  • SomeonreadthistoLAkers

    Use your PRESIDENTIAL power and slam down the Magics !
    I suggest you can bride the referees or threaten NBA lol


  • WifelovesLuke

    That might be the ONLY thing he has said that I agree with.