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VP Biden: Give me KJ in a basketball game against Obama

02/26/2014 10:37 AM

02/26/2014 10:45 AM

Mayor Kevin Johnson is about to turn 48 years old and last played in an NBA game 14 years ago. That’s good enough for Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden told reporters at a Black History Month event on Tuesday that he wants to team up with Johnson the next time he takes on President Obama in a basketball game.

“I told the president, next game, I’ve got him,” Biden said, according to The Washington Post. “I may be a white boy, but I can jump.”

For his part, Johnson seem flattered.

“A game with @JoeBiden and POTUS (President of the United States)? I may just have to come out of retirement!” the mayor Tweeted.

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