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Obama wants Redskins' RG3 on his basketball team

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

He's either smart, or scared, or both, but President Obama has put out word that he wants star rookie Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on his pick-up basketball team, not the opponent's.

RG3 reveals that the president wouldn't take his challenge to a game of basketball, and instead suggested the two play on the same side.

What's more, in an interview with Yahoo News, RG3 even suggested a two-on-two game: Obama and Griffin versus All American Baylor graduate Brittney Griner and first lady Michelle Obama.

Here's the basketball breakout from the Yahoo interview just received at the Secrets desk:

Yahoo News: Any politicians in D.C. you would like to meet?

RG3: I've met the [D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray] and I've met President Obama. Other than that, it's good for now. We'll see what politicians I can meet in the off season.

YN: What did you and President Obama talk about when you met him?

RG3: I met him at the National Prayer Breakfast after I won the Heisman. He just talked about how good of a player I was and I challenged him to game of basketball. He said he wouldn't play me but I could play on his team.

YN: Do you think Obama will ever change his mind and play against you?

YG3: I don't think he'll ever play against me. We'll have it me and him versus [All American Baylor graduate] Brittney Griner and Mrs. Obama.