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Found April 01, 2013 on The Victory Formation:

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He’s the President of the United States, and just because he’s the most powerful man in the world, it doesn’t mean that he is also awesome at sports.

We all know that Barack Obama happens to be a huge basketball fan, but his love of the game doesn’t necessarily translate to skills. During the Easter celebration at the White House, the POTUS took some time to shoot hoops, and it didn’t go well.

From ABC:

After missing three during a general shoot around, Obama lined up with kids at the free throw line. The kids were asked to stand on opposite sides of the president based on whether they thought he would make it. Only one boy went to the “miss” side.

“Oh, man,” the president declared, but the boy stood his ground (and rightly so). Obama took his shot. It hit the rim, circled and dropped outside.

The president then posed for pictures and went off to play tennis on the other side of the court.

Minutes later, at O for 4 the president, an avid basketball player, declared “I have to hit one shot before I go.”

Yeesh. That’s 18 shots in row he missed, and 2 for 22 overall. That’s actually worse than last year when he missed his first 7 attempts before sinking a shot.

And then it began. A series of painful misses and air balls.

After six more failed free throws, Obama traded balls. After 10 misses, he moved in closer. After 11, he tried a few layups.

After the president missed 13 shots in a row from various distances, 10-year old Kahron Campbell stepped in to help.

Campbell made the layup on his first try.

Then, finally, on his 18th attempt of the morning, the president made his layup.

“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” Campbell later told pool reporters (off-camera).

Obama tried several more outside shots, finally hitting from the baseline on his 22nd total attempt, before leaving the court.

Make fun of Gerald Ford all you want, but he never would have embarrassed himself playing a sport like that.

2 Comments:
  • Looks like his budget plan, oburmercare and the United States economy. He doesn't have a clue.
  • Not only did he miss on the basketball court but he missed on his promise of cutting the debt in half by the end of his first term. He was way off on that unless he acutally meant to double it, which he was closer to accomplish and by 2016 will have done with ease.
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