TNT's Marv Albert Interviews President Barack Obama on the White House Basketball Court

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May 23rd, 2010

President Barack Obama interview with Marv Albert on the White House basketball court, May 21, 2010.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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TNT’s Marv Albert Interviews

President Barack Obama on the White House Basketball Court

The President shared his thoughts with Albert on what he would do if he were NBA Commissioner for a day, the future of LeBron James and the Phoenix Suns stand against the immigration law in Arizona, among other topics.

TNT play-by-play announcer and Basketball Hall of Fame broadcaster Marv Albert conducted an exclusive interview on the basketball court at the White House with President Barack Obama today to discuss basketball, politics and other topics. The interview will air on Tuesday, May 25, during NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com, the network’s pre-game show beginning at 8 p.m. (ET), prior to TNT’s exclusive coverage of Game #4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. (ET).

A sneak peek of the interview will air on NBA TV and NBA.com beginning on Sunday, May 23, and will appear that evening during TNT’s exclusive coverage of Game #3 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Suns at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

The President shared his thoughts with Albert on his history and love of basketball, the future of LeBron James and the Phoenix Suns stand against the immigration law in Arizona, among other topics.

“We are very appreciative the President of the United States took time during the NBA’s Conference Finals to sit with Marv to discuss a variety of topics that relate to basketball, as well as national issues that have recently crossed into the sports landscape,” said David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

“It is clearly one of the highlights of my broadcasting career, and a great honor and privilege for me personally, to interview the President of the United States at the White House and talk NBA Basketball with him,” said Albert.

Albert’s storied career includes more than 40 years of sports broadcasting experience. Currently in his 11th year with TNT, Albert is calling TNT’s exclusive coverage of the Western Conference Finals alongside analyst Doug Collins.  In addition to his NBA on TNT duties, Albert also serves as the play-by-play announcer for Westwood One’s Monday Night Football radio coverage and is The Voice of the New Jersey Nets on the YES Network.  In 1997, Albert was awarded the Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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