Two of the more recognizable debates in this country as of late appear to be Obamacare and the whole Jordan or LeBron question. This is not to suggest that both have remotely equal relevance, just to say that both are immensely buzzworthy topics. So it was perhaps fitting that Charles Barkley posed the second question to the man who created the first.
If you missed President Barack Obama's sit down with Sir Charles in anticipation of NBA All-Star weekend, you missed a brief but enlightened discussion between the two men about basketball. Barkley wasted no time pressing the President for his thoughts on Jordan or LeBron. POTUS was expectedly diplomatic. Staying true to Chicago, President Obama told Barkely "Mike will always be the guy for me just because it was a magical moment for the city." But he was equally, if not more effusive about LeBron's talents. "In terms of every aspect of the game," concluded the President "LeBron has a chance to be as good as anybody."
For what it's worth, Barkley didn't hesitate to ask about Obamacare either.
McDermott flies by Bird
Creighton's Doug McDermott had a very noteworthy Sunday. Not only did he erupt for 39 points on just 17 shots from the floor to power his Bluejays past No. 6 Villanova, but he passed Larry Bird on the NCAA's all-time scoring list in the process.
Bubba Watson played the final 39 holes of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this weekend without a single bogey, giving him a two-stroke win over Dustin Johnson. The tournament victory is Watson's first since his 2012 Masters win.