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Obama at Holder installation challenges his New York hoops game. Holder says he'll never see it.


President Obama at ceremonial swearing in Friday for Attorney General Eric Holder (AP)

Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and daughter Laura, a Harvard Law student, at the Holder ceremonial swearing in (AP)

WASHINGTON--Attorney General Eric Holder is a basketball player just as is his boss, President Obama. In past interviews Holder bragged that Obama may not be ready for his "New York" game.

Obama razzed him on this during his ceremonial installation Friday.

"Eric even had the audacity to comment to a reporter on my basketball skills," Obama said

"He said -- and I quote --- this is what he said. He said, "I'm not sure he's ready for my New York game." We will see about that, Mr. Attorney General."

Replied Holder, "Let me just depart here and say that he's never going to see my New York game. He's got 10 years on me. He works out. I'm the coach of the team, in which he will be playing, and nothing more than that. But had I been 10 years younger...."


ya' know there's a point where and when ceremonial becomes bread and circus, yes? and by the way, why is val, or ax, or rahm, just lookin' they DO anything? tell me...i'm all ears, and eyes.

I think you're just a hater, dude.

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