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.