Obama's basketball skills reveal his natural leadership qualities

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Washington, December 27 (ANI): Americans' decision to elect Barack Obama 44th U.S. President apparently reflects ptness, with some experts revealing that he actually shows natural leadership qualities while playing his avourite game of basketball.

Denver television sports anchor Vic Lombardi, who was recruited for a pickup game, has revealed that Obama actually elieves tapping the skilfulness of all team members.

"He's very crafty. He runs and plays like a man 10 years younger. ... He's more of a distributor. He likes to get is teammates involved, and he's just a natural leader. He'll let his teammates know if something's going wrong," he Washington Times quoted Lombardi as saying.

Obama's brother-in-law Craig Robinson, who is currently the coach at Oregon State, also considers the former as a ough player.

"He can't outathletic people, but he's wiry-strong, very team-oriented and he really knows the game. He's got real kills," said Robinson, who was captain of Princeton's team in the 1980s, was twice named Ivy League player of the ear and remains the school's No. 4 career scoring leader.

The sport has been a vital part of Obama's life since his father gave him a basketball when he was 10.

The Chicago Bulls fan spent countless hours dribbling and shooting left-handed jumpers while growing up in Hawaii, omething that earned him the nickname "Barry O'Bomber".

He played for his state champion high school team. (ANI)

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