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“"I thought the lanes opened up when Michael Jordan used to drive," Pippen told Bulls.com with a laugh. "I used to be like, 'Wow.' But when I saw the president drive, I thought they were bringing the whole motorcade through the lane it was so wide." Oregon State coach Craig Robinson, the brother of Michelle Obama, said no defender in the game wanted to leave a mark that would be noticed later when President Obama addressed millions of people after winning the election against Mitt Romney. "He used to get his nose in there and try to get to the rim, but I think in preparation for whatever was supposed to take place last night, he didn't want to have a big, fat lip walking up to the mic," Robinson said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. Robinson said he helped his brother-in-law coach the "Pippen-President" team, which blew out its opponent. Pippen remembers offering advice when he first met the president. "He said it was a pleasure to meet me and that he had heard good things about me from (a mutual friend)," Pippen told Bulls.com. "I told him, 'Thank you, and I wish you well tonight. But if you want to be a winner this afternoon, you better play with me.' " President Obama, a longtime Bulls fan, heeded the advice. "We kind of blew them out," Pippen told Bulls.com. "It should have been worse, but we started messing around at the end. The game was close for a while, but in the third quarter, we opened it up. They tried to get back in it in the fourth, but we kept expanding the lead. It was a good game, fun and competitive." As far as President Obama's game, Pippen noticed the lack of aggressiveness. "He's not an overly aggressive player, but he takes what the defense gives him," Pippen said. "He's got a smooth game. He probably used to be a little more aggressive, but obviously, he doesn't want to get hurt."
I thought the lanes opened up when Michael Jordan used to drive. ... But when I saw the president drive, I thought they were bringing the whole motorcade through the lane it was so wide.” -- Scottie Pippen