Maraniss says he’s lying in his autobiography. This is what Maraniss is saying. And this basketball stuff, that’s been out there for a while. Obama is saying that he had trouble on a team ’cause he played black basketball and the coach coached white basketball. Now, I don’t know the difference. I, your humble host, I don’t know the difference between black basketball and white basketball. But Obama did say that he played black and the coach coached white. The official program observer, Mr. Bo Snerdley, with a question. What’s the question? That’s what Maraniss said, that Barack Obama couldn’t dunk the ball. You have to jump, that’s correct.

You have to jump to be able to dunk and he couldn’t dunk so one could conclude he couldn’t jump. So if you can’t jump and dunk you have to play white basketball, I guess. And Obama said he played black ball. The coach coached white ball. And that’s why Obama didn’t play much. But Maraniss says, no, was the eighth or ninth best player on the team. He’s not one of the best, top five. He’s not a starter because he can’t play. This is a friendly biographer telling us that Obama lied about something as insignificant as basketball in high school. Then he makes up this composite girlfriend and talks about how he had trouble with her because she doesn’t understand the anger of black people, and the girl in question had no such problems with race. Made it up.

I don’t know who was on the basketball team. I don’t know the makeup. I don’t know how many Hawaiians. I don’t know how many Samoans. I don’t know how many people from Kenya. I don’t know the makeup of the team, Snerdley. I don’t even know what white ball versus black ball is. Obama said he played black ball, the coach coached white ball and as such the coach was a racist, the team was racist, strategy of the game was racist, and Obama rode the bench. (interruption) Would Obama have worn the Adidas sneakers if they were out then? No way. Adidas canceled the slave sneakers, the shackle sneakers.

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