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Obama Clowns ‘Desus & Mero’s’ Basketball Skills: ‘Y’all Could Play for the Knicks’ (Watch)

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Barack Obama with Desus & Mero – Twitter

*Barack Obama chops it up with “Desus & Mero” this Sunday and a clip of the interview shows the former president commenting on the pair’s pitiful basketball performance against Sen. Cory Booker, which took place on their show last season.

“Let me just say that I saw some of the footage of y’all with Booker,” Obama said while walking into the chat with Showtime hosts Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez in a preview video released Monday.

“Before you say anything, that was a deepfake and fake news. Do not misrepresent us,” the pair pleaded. “If you post that video on Twitter, it would be disclaimed and there would be a little note on the bottom.

“I’m just saying, here’s the good news: Looks like y’all could play for the Knicks,” Obama, a noted basketball fan, shot back.

The New York Knicks went 21-45 last season and haven’t won an NBA title in more than 40 years.

“Wow, right off the rim! Barry with the killer shot,” the two replied in faux outrage.

The full interview with Obama, whose appearance is part of a promotional tour for his memoir “A Promised Land,” airs Sunday on Showtime.

Watch the clip below:

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