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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson brings NBA showmanship to White House
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson brings NBA showmanship to White House

President Obama is used to getting a very earnest, often heartfelt introduction from a nervous ordinary person before he takes the podium for a speech. But on Friday, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson broke the mold. Introducing the president at a White House meeting with mayors, Johnson, a former NBA point guard, called the president “a really cool dude" and “a smooth president” who croons Al Green and slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon. “He’s even been known to talk a little hoop and maybe even play a little hoop,” Johnson said. “I thought I’d give him an introduction befitting to a star.” At that point, Johnson took out his...

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