Video: Barack Obama Roasts Knicks During 'Desus & Mero' Showtime Interview

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2020

Former President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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President Barack Obama is famously a Chicago Bulls fan, a team that had quite the rivalry—albeit one-sided—with the New York Knicks during the Michael Jordan years. 

So it wasn't a shock that he used the Knicks to roast Desus & Mero while appearing on their Showtime show, referencing footage of them playing basketball with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.

SHOWTIME @Showtime

The brand goes presidential. 🇺🇸 This is not fake news. @SHODesusAndMero interview @BarackObama this Sunday. https://t.co/8bemzBmUHm

"I saw some of the footage of y'all with Booker," he said, before hitting them with the kill shot after they attempted to defend themselves: "Here's the good news. It looks like y'all could play for the Knicks."

Don't forget that President Obama can hoop a little bit himself:

Olivia Raisner @OliviaRaisner

so this was absolutely insane https://t.co/W4JL6LQZxq

He definitely hit Desus & Mero with stepback-and-stare before draining the three on that Knicks burn.