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Charles Barkley Knocks Obama's Basketball Skills, Says "He's a Lefty"

President Obama may be used to taking flak from Republicans for being too left-leaning. Now, he's getting it from basketball stars, too.

"He's a lefty. He always goes left," said former pro basketball star Charles Barkley, of the president's basketball prowess. "And if you just stand there, I'm not sure if you were to open up the right side, he could go right at all."

"There are certain guys who could go either way - they say you're ambidextrous," he told Conan O'Brien, during an appearance on TBS's "Conan." "But he's a one-handed basketball player."

Barkley also assured O'Brien that he could easily take on the president in a one-on-one match-up. "Oh yeah," he said. "I mean, I'm an old fat guy now, but I'd kick his ass."

Lucy Madison
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