Obama misses foul shots, gets schooled by 10-year old on basketball court

Barack Obama basketballWhat do budget deadlines and basketball free throws have in common? President Obama can’t make either of them!

The president went 2-for-22 in free throws while playing basketball with several players from the NBA’s Washington Wizards and a group of kids during Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll, according to the White House pool report.

Obama had already missed three shots when a group of kids gathered at the free throw line to watch him shoot one more basket. They were told to stand on one side of the line if they thought the president would make the shot and on another if they thought he would miss.

“Oh, man,” Obama said when one brave little boy stood on the “miss” side. Three other kids soon followed suit.  A future bracketologist in the making, the boy guessed right as he watched his commander-in-chief bundle the shot.

“Come on. Come on. Did you see that?” Obama said when the ball hit the rim and bounced off.

After taking a break from basketball to hit the tennis courts, the president was determined to make at least one shot that day and returned to the basketball net.

But 22 shots and one airball later, Obama only netted two baskets in total.

To add insult to injury, he was even schooled by a 10-year-old who easily made a lay-up after Obama recruited his help when things went from bad to worse.

“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” 10-year-old Kahron Campbell said, according to the pool report.

If the president’s shooting percentage wasn’t bad enough, he’s also only predicted one out of the Final Four teams correctly this year in his NCAA bracket. His Indiana Hoosiers — who he had going all the way this year — only made it to the Sweet Sixteen after losing to Syracuse last week.

Perhaps the president would be better off taking some lessons from his brother-in-law, who just happens to be the men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University, instead of wasting another Saturday on the golf course.

Comments

Polititainment

George Will to Colbert: Liberals don't want change

Conservative commentator and hapless Chicago Cubs fan George Will swung by "The Colbert Report" Tuesday to plug his new book, "A Nice Little Place on the North Side," but naturally, the conversation didn't stick to baseball.

Clay Aiken: voters 'might wonder' about candidacy

Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken concedes that voters "might wonder" about his candidacy for Congress for a new ad.

Los Angeles GOP #StandingWithSriracha

Forget #StandWithRand -- the GOP is now choosing to #StandWithSriracha.

WH responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

Despite the pleas of more than 270,000 Americans to deport Justin Bieber, the White House has chosen not to weigh in on the issue. However, the Obama administration did use a petition calling on the White House to revoke the pop artist's visa to plug President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform.

Secret Service once threatened Mr. Met

Mr. Met sure has a lot of fans in New York. But the larger-than-life mascot definitely doesn't have one in the Secret Service, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he approached President Bill Clinton, according to a firsthand account.

White House

Donald Trump is really upset with the way Obama walks

President Barack Obama just can't seem to do anything right, especially in the eyes of real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Obama misses 67 percent of his shots playing basketball at Easter event

President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting baskets at a White House Easter event Monday, prompting basketball scouts to question the leader of the free world's scoring ability ahead of this June's NBA Draft.

PETA is peeved with Michelle Obama and used little girls to tell her about it

First Lady Michelle Obama has earned the ire of three young girls. But they're not upset with her less-than-filling "Let's Move!" school lunches. Instead, these youngins are upset about the real eggs used in the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has "never been a more transparent administration."

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama's toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

Congress

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital.

Republicans are winning the Twitters this year

Congrats, Congressional Republicans -- you're winning the Twitters so far in 2014!

Rep Black: GOP budget makes a path to a bright future

Our nation is $17.4 trillion in debt and out of control Washington spending has no end in sight. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that on our current trajectory we will return to $1 trillion annual budget deficits by the year 2022.

Cruz: Impeach Holder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled no punches when criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as he called on Congress to impeach the Department of Justice head.

Pelosi: GOP not acting on immigration because of race

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pulled the race card when speaking about Republicans' inaction in passing comprehensive immigration reform and said "race has something to do" with the GOP not bringing such legislation to the House floor.