From downtown.......Boomshakalaka!

We all know that Barack Obama is a bit of a B-baller, he's often spotted dodging and dunking on the White House basketball court, but we're not sure that he's really as good as EA Sports are making him out to be in this bonus feature of the new NBA Jam title.

Mind you, we doubt that Sarah Palin can even play basketball at all (no, not because she's a girl - because she's an idiot) and the only thing Dick Cheney can shoot is 78-year-old attorneys.

The bonus feature is just one aspect of the secret character aspect - rumours also suggest that you can unlock and play as the Beastie Boys as well as ESPN sports anchors.

NBA Jam (the second attempt at cashing in on the popularity of the 1993 original) is out now on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.