I am by no means an expert on the politics of one ‘Primetime’ Bernie Sanders, but I do know one thing for sure — you do not want to play “make it, take it” basketball with him.
Bernie — or ‘Primetime’ as he was commonly referred to in the early 1950’s Brooklyn JCC gyms — took to the basketball court last week in New Hampshire with family and friends to shoot some hoops and take his mind off of the grueling campaign trail.
Perhaps trying to appeal to the the young demographic in a state that has a not-so-rich basketball history (Matt Bonner!), Bernie can be seen here nailing shots off the glass from a mere three feet out with zero intentions of giving anyone else a turn. ‘Primetime’ seemed to really enjoy the outcome of his seventh shot — so much so that HE ACTUALLY TAKES A STEP CLOSER TO THE BASKET to continue his dominating standing layup performance from right under the rim. It isn’t until the NINTH LAYUP that the poor guy stuck with rebounding the ball decides enough is enough and dribbles away. You can actually see that Bernie wanted to keep going as he sticks his hand out for the ball but — not being able to afford an awkward moment on national television — turns it into one of his iconic two-handed wand movements that usually precedes a tirade over Wall Street.
‘Primetime’ Bernie Sanders is looking to follow Barack Obama and George W. Bush as the third consecutive POTUS with basketball skills. You didn’t know George Bush played basketball? He did once in Belfast. Just take a look at this little gem:
Bush got one basket to somehow go in along with a mid-range airball, missed layup, and three assists. Sounds like a Ricky Rubio line to me.