From the BS report transcript:
"BS: I’m sure you notice that " it seemed like many of the famous basketball players took particular interest in your campaign in 2008.
Obama: Yes. Well, you know what, I think they know that I take a great interest in them. And I think they understand what it is to compete. And I think they took some pride in the first African American President, and so " and I can talk basketball with them.
We were down at an event in Vince Carter’s house down in Florida, and Magic was there, and Chris Paul came " it was right before the All-Star Game, so they were all " a lot of them were in town. And Chris had to leave early because he had some sort of Nike event that he had to go to. So I just rang him up to say thank you for coming. And we started talking a little about basketball and how great the Clippers were doing.
And I said, man, Blake Griffin is unbelievable, and you guys seem to be really clicking. I said, the only thing is you got to tell Blake to just take that 12-, 15-footer when he gets it because he’s got a good stroke, but he always looks like he’s hesitating a little bit because he wants to go inside. And if he starts getting that shot like Karl Malone, he’ll be unstoppable.
And Chris says, "Man, I just told him that." He said, "He’s going to be here in two minutes. Can you hold on?" I said, no, you can just go ahead "
BS: He passed that along?
Obama: Just passed it along. I will point out that I think he’s been taking more outside jumpers. That's good. He’s got to work on that shot, and he’s going to be " he could be the best power forward ever if he develops it."