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Obama Goes 2 for 22 on the WH B-Ball Court

Updated 2:41 pm ET

Hanging out during the Easter Egg Roll festivities, President Obama decided to try taking some shots on the White House basketball court. Big mistake.

From the press pool report:

POTUS at basketball court, with kids and Washington Wizards (don’t have all names but John Wall included — will get details for final wrap)

POTUS stepped to free throw line and kids were asked to stand on opposite sides, depending on whether they think he would sink it. Most kids moved in one direction, but one boy went to the “miss” side.

“Oh, man,” a stunned POTUS said, hands on hips. The boy didn’t budge. And three others joined.

In sharp form, POTUS released the ball. It bounced off the rim and circled it — miss.

“Come on. Come on. Did you see that?” Obama said.

It got worse.

A little while later, after playing tennis, Obama started to take shots amid the kids and pros.

Miss. Miss. Off the rim. Miss. Miss. Off the rim. Airball.

He moved closer to the net.

But time and again, he missed. Of 22 shots POTUS took, he made two. (22 was general consensus of poolers)

At one point, POTUS handed a ball to a boy and asked for help. The boy made the layup.

“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, MD.

One hopes his golf game is a little better. But one imagines not.

Here’s some video of the catastrophe:

And here’s some footage I thought you might like to see of Obama and Romney playing some one-on-one last fall.

52 thoughts on “Obama Goes 2 for 22 on the WH B-Ball Court”

      1. Oh yeah! The thought of a pic of Barry with his heels behind his head is too scary to contemplate. A picture of him with his head up his butt would be more realistic.

    1. Pete Souza is likely at work right now, preparing an official White House photo of “Magic” Obama demonstrating how the arc of his moral justice is long, but it bends towards the hoop.

        1. ‘Tragic’ is a good one FLDemFem. Maybe ole Tragic could star in a sequel of the movie “White Men Can’t Jump”? Call it “Half-White Men Can’t Jump”.

  1. There is a message, a wake-up call maybe in this story.
    Barry, Barry. You’re over 50 yrs old and you’re going to lose a lot more than the ability to sink a basketball.
    You’ll lose sleep from mid-night bathroom breaks, the words on the paper get fuzzy, strange pains eminate from odd places on the body, and it’s harder to get out of the easy chair.
    You can try to fight the inevitable; you can dye your hair, wear contact lenses, up the workouts, but it’s all in vain.
    You’re no longer young or youthful, you’re AARP material. Soon you’ll get flyers in the mail offering hearing aid discounts, pre-planned funerals, and estate planning (making your will).

    You are now the “old guy”, welcome to my world.

    1. Funny! As I often tell my young friends–nobody healthens to death. At least the man does not watch Fox with the incessant drumbeat for gold bars and painless catheters. My mail is full of cremation offers–when you are having a bad day, this does the trick.

      1. That William Devane–with his rumpled plaid shirts–“I buy gold as often as I can…” Buy some now–who’s stopping you–just get off my TV!

      2. Nothing can ‘harsh your mellow’ (as my Grandson says) than to receive a flyer encouraging you to make your ‘last arrangements’ so that your loved ones won’t have to be bothered with the details.
        Or, to have a company you never heard of insinuate that you can’t hear worth a dime anymore.

    2. So true, srdem. The old grey mare, she ain’t what she used to be, that’s for sure. Kudos to the little boy who showed such independence from the collective by standing alone on the “miss” side.

    3. Gawd that’s so funny. I met a woman who told me that her husband woke up one morning and said that he must be dead. When she asked him why he said that, he answered because nothing hurts.

  2. He does as well at basketball as he does at being President. Well, actually, maybe a little better at basketball; he did land 2 shots.

  3. It was Bush’s fault. Halliburton built a defective basket ball court for $200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (no bid contract) according to sources in the Congressional Black Caucus.

  4. (A portion of the activities today according to USA Today) “Children at the White House Egg Roll could also listen to story readings — including one from the president himself, accompanied by the family dog Bo.

    Obama’s selection: Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom, a rhyming alphabet story involving the climbing of a tree. (“A told B/and B told C/I’ll meet you at the top/of the coconut tree.”)

    “If you know how to read, then the whole world opens to you,” Obama told children who attended his performance.”

    When I saw this, I thought for a moment the “Boom, Boom” portion was yet another pitch for gun control. Happily, I was mistaken.

  5. Great video! What a putz – he changes balls, gets closer and closer to the net, and still can’t get it in! The way he left without a word or a backward glance seemed to indicate his annoyance at his abysmal performance.

    1. He is the epitome of arrogance. Noticed how he kept shooting baskets, shedding layers of his ‘cool guy’ credentials with every missed shot. He sure did make a quick exit stage left, once he finally made a basket and the clapping seals started cheering. I would have been standing there making a big L sign for LOSER on my forehead. Guess that’s why we old geezers aren’t ever invited to their parties.

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  7. Obama throws a baseball like a girl.
    I am a big fan of women’s fast pitch softball.
    The pitcher throws the ball underhanded, however the fielders throw the ball overhanded like a man throws a ball.
    These young athletes would giggle at Obama’s attempts to get a ball over the plate.
    Here we are at the start of another baseball season.
    I wonder if Obama will show up somewhere and throw out the first pitch.
    Don’t hold your breath.

    1. Is that Michelle on the right side of the screen in the gray sweats?

      I’d loved to be a fly on the wall when he pits himself against the pros. They probably tip in every attempt he makes.

  8. For a man who aspires to be so entrenched with sports figures and lives vicariously through one Reggie Love he must just hate it that when the cameras are present he actually has to ‘perform’. Is there any other reason why the press are not invited to see him hit a golf ball, other than he must truly suck at it.

  9. Good old Baloney, when you need a good laugh, the WH Press Secretary can provide some great quotes –

    “The president doesn’t get to practice probably as much as he would like to,” he said, adding “Having done a few shoot-arounds with him, he’s a pretty good shot.”

    When a reporter noted that there’s a basketball court on the White House grounds, Carney replied, “These are busy times.”

    Busy golfing, traveling, raising money, vacations. Busy times indeed.

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  13. It’s a shame anything that shows this worhtless piece of shit is not “infallible” gets deleted off the web. Who does this bastard think he is? He’s just a ghetto piece of trash from Chicago. He’s nothing special and his record shows that. I just hope he gets impeached so those of us he’s fucked over get to see he and his worthless family leave in shame.

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