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Hill Harper on Playing Basketball With Barack Obama: “People Let Him Score”

Actor Hill Harper played basketball with some very powerful in his younger days — namely President Barack Obama.

Harper, who was in the red chair to promote his new film 1982, began playing with Obama when the two attended Harvard Law School together.

The former CSI: NY star wasn't above sending a little trash talk in Obama's direction.

"Listen, first of all," said Harper when George asked about Obama's jump shot. "He’s tall. And he has long arms. And he’s left-handed. So it’s a lot of deception. But the actual skill level is not quite where people think it is.

"When we play now that he’s president... People let him score."

Hill Harper's interview with George airs on Tuesday, January 6 at 7 pm and 11:30 pm on CBC.