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President Obama says he'd root for Bulls if they face Wizards in playoffs

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The Washington Wizards have impressed many so far in the playoffs, but they haven't done enough to stop President Obama from rooting for the Bulls.

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Like many of you, I am loyal to my hometown. For the purpose of this post, we shall ignore what city I hail from and focus on the "Leader of the Free World," President Barack Obama.

It is the NBA postseason and Obama is a noted basketball fan. So it comes as no surprise that the Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib asked him who he is rooting for in the playoffs - his new hometown or his old hometown?

"I think it's fair to say any time the Bulls are playing I'm rooting for the Bulls," he said. "Bulls all the way, that's how we roll."

Wait. I said old hometown didn't I? OBAMA WAS BORN IN HAWAII. CHICAGO IS NOT NECESSARILY HIS HOMETOWN. IMPEACH.

Obama recovered well, however, sending the Wizards some love: "But you know, Washington has been able to turn the season around. They kind of limped into the playoffs but they've got their mojo back. So who knows? They may end up having a nice little run."

LIMPED INTO THE PLAYOFFS? Well...

Aw, thanks. I guess Obama forgot about his special relationship with John Wall, eh?

And let's not forget, the Wizards are doing better than the Bulls at this moment, though. Washington swept the Toronto Raptors and have a few days off to hang out around Obama's new hometown before the second round. The Chicago Bulls, however, couldn't finish off the Bucks in Game 5 and now have to go back to Milwaukee, where they can force a winner-take-all Game 7 in front of their home crowd.

Remember when Paul Pierce was so happy to come to D.C. to see you Obama? What about that?

[No one needs to recall the trash talking Pierce did at the Easter Egg roll this year. Plus, that's who PP is and it was hardly personal, we're sure.]

The #dcRising bandwagon may not be welcoming for too long, Obama. Until then, we'll be sitting here smiling knowing who we have on our team.

Watch the full Obama interview below: