Yahoo President Barack Obama went 2-of-22 on his home court Monday as he took part in the White House’s fitness-themed Easter Egg Roll. How rough was it out there? Here’s part of the pool report from Alex Leary of the Tampa Bay Times (the full report is at the bottom of this entry):”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.””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.”
This video was up on YouTube earlier today, but was “pulled down because of a CBS copyright” and of course I put that in quotes because I think President Obama invoked executive privilege and had the video pulled down. He is supposed to be this cool president who is awesome at basketball, but we here at SportSmasher.com are second guessing the skills of the POTUS after watching this horrific layup attempt, which is flat out embarrassing for the most powerful man on planet earth. Obama is wide open, it looks like he tries to go glass, and he comes up empty. Misses the square, misses the rim, hits nothing but the backboard hard from a foot away. Then to add insult to injury, and eight year old kid who may or may not have been guarding the president grabs the rebound, as a chick in the audience shakes her head. Not a good look Obama, you had better redeem yourself by throwing down a windmill dunk, maybe with a blindfold on. I need to go, a helicopter just landed on my lawn and a bunch of guys in black suits are ringing my doorbell, what could this be about?