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My son and I are betting on whether President Obama was able to dunk during his earlier ballin' years. Would there be a greater distinction than being the first president to be able to jam? Any evidence that is NOT clouded by Chicago politics? Thanks. Once my printing press arrives I'll pay you in stimulus dollars for the answer.
--RK Kellner (Vienna, VA)
Pay up: Obama says he dunked three times on a single day of basketball practice when he was 16. A dunk is like a hole-in-one, just once is all a man truly needs. Appropros of nothing, I played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last month with PGA Tour star Kenny Perry and he knocked one into the hole from 138 yards out for an eagle. I asked him how many times he'd done that and he said, "No idea. Lots, I guess." And then I said, "How many aces have you had?" And he said, "I hate to even say." And I said, "Try me." And he said, sheepishly, "Thirty-eight." He wasn't kidding.