President Barack Obama hilariously slams the Knicks in 'Desus & Mero' interview

Ryan Young
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A good New York Knicks joke always seems to land.

Former President Barack Obama reminded the country of just that.

Obama, in an upcoming episode of Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” broke out the perfect Knicks joke before the three had even sat down to start the interview.

Obama expertly dunks on the Knicks

Obama has been making the interview rounds in recent weeks while promoting his new book, “A Promised Land,” and sat down with comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero for an episode that airs Sunday.

In true Obama fashion, he came in swinging as he stepped into the library where Nice and Mero were waiting for him.

“I saw some of the footage of y’all with Booker,” Obama said, referencing an earlier interview the duo did with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker where they were getting shots up in the gym.

Though Nice and Mero started trying to defend their game, Obama expertly cut them off.

“Here’s the good news,” he said. “It looks like y’all could play for the Knicks.”

Naturally, they lost it — as anyone would when being compared to the Knicks.

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While a Knicks joke may seem easy, Obama has the game to back it up. Not only is he a huge fan of the game, but he actually coached his daughter Sasha’s team to a championship while in office.

And, remember his wild 3-point walk-off bucket while campaigning for President-elect Joe Biden in Michigan earlier this year?

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Yeah, he’s earned that joke.

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Even Barack Obama has jokes about the Knicks. (CBS via Getty Images)

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