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President Obama picks Lakers as NBA champs

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
In an interview with Marv Albert on the White House's own basketball court, the president discussed the current playoff teams. He said the Celtics surprised him, but expressed a light endorsement for L.A. when he said, "The Lakers are looking pretty good."In the interview before the Lakers game Tuesday, Obama praised the Suns for taking a stand against the recent immigration law in Arizona.

Asked what he would do if he were NBA commissioner for a day, Obama said ticket prices would be his biggest concern.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.