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.