Obama the hoopster on HBO Real Sports
Tonight on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: "As Sen. Barack Obama continues his campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, his every move is scrutinized in detail. To truly understand this rising political star, however, it's essential to understand the importance of basketball in shaping his identity. From Obama's childhood, to his high-school years on the Punahou School basketball team in Honolulu, to the pickup games he's played at every stage of his life since then, the sport has helped forge many of the important connections in his life today. REAL SPORTS host Bryant Gumbel sits down with the lifelong hoops lover, providing a rare look at this side of Obama's personality in a feature that includes footage of the presidential hopeful in action on the court."