It's not often that the leader of the free world is also a basketball nut. In that respect, President Obama is certainly unique.

Obama, who played basketball in high school and had a court built in the White House, loves the sport so much that he has an election-day tradition of playing a pickup game. The one time he didn't play, the day of the 2008 New Hampshire primary, he finished second.

"We made the mistake of not playing basketball once," Robert Gibbs, a senior Obama advisor, told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I can assure you we will not repeat that."

Unfortunately most of us will never have the opportunity to go one-on-on with the Commander-in-Chief. But thanks to a few revealing comments from those who are lucky enough to have seen him play, we can gain a better understanding of his style.

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