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Obama picks Lakers in 6

Updated: June 3, 2009, 9:41 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- OK, Mr. President, let's see how you do picking the pro game.

Barack Obama was on his way to the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn on Tuesday when a reporter shouted a question. The topic: Who is going to win the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Lakers or the Orlando Magic?

Said the smiling president of the best-of-seven series: "Lakers in six, I think." The series begins Thursday.

So far so good this year for Obama. A huge basketball fan, he correctly predicted ...

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