Barack Obama: Still Bad At Basketball

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Barack Obama Brick House Shoots 22 Baskets Misses! Embarrassing Basketball Shots - 4_1_13

As part of the White House's Easter festivities, the president joined a group of kids to shoot some hoops. How can we put this delicately—compared to those children, the president sucked ass. He went 0 for his first 18 shots, breaking Tim Hardaway's record for futility. He finished up 2-for-22. The North Koreans smell weakness.

Obama tried this last year, and missed seven before sinking his first bucket. Things have just gotten worse. Here's the White House pool report:

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.


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 the 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.


Someone's been emulating the wrong LBJ.

[CBS News]