On The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant said he thought the Lakers were so bad this year that even President Barack Obama could play for them.
Bryant, who is recovering from multiple injuries, said he got a call from the White House’s chief of staff to help the White House promote Obamacare and pitched the Healthcare.gov website while reminding Patrick’s listeners that they had until March 31 to sign up. When asked if Obama could play for the struggling Lakers, Bryant replied, “Yes, he could, actually.”
“I’m not dissing the current roster that we have,” he continued before saying that his comments were more of a “sign of respect” for Obama’s basketball skills. Patrick compared Obama to Derek Fisher while Bryant said Obama was a left-handed version of the diminutive Michael Adams before settling on Nate “Tiny” Archibald. Bryant said Archibald would ultimately be the best comparison and said Obama probably leads the White House games in scoring after Patrick mentioned that Archibald led the league in scoring and assists one year.