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President Obama likes his hoops — but he looked more like the Bricklayer-in-chief during a shoot-around on Monday. Obama was ice cold from the field while shooting baskets at the White House's 'Shoot for Strength' event — misfiring four consecutive times before finally getting one to go. Obama's painful 0-for-4 happened in the presence of the Harlem Globetrotters, former NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond and legendary dunker Darryl Dawkins. He faded to the right on his first attempt, but the red-and-white rock found only back iron, according to a video posted on Politico.com. The lanky lefty faded right again for attempt No. 2 — and came up short. His third shot was on line ... but had a flattened arc and again clanged off back iron. With his fourth attempt, he corrected the arc and his tendency to fade right, but it was just a little short. But by his fifth shot, the rust was completely off and Obama caught nothing but twine — to rousing cheers from the crowd. In the President's defense, his poor offense appeared to come from behind the college 3-point line. One-for-5 from 3-point range wasn't too bad, considering the conditions: outdoors; in the wind; sun in his eyes; wearing dress shoes and khakis, not to mention a wrist watch on his shooting hand (more distracting than one would think). Even with the struggles, Obama's form is still solid enough to declare him the best basketball-playing resident of the White House.
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President Obama has tough time shooting basketball at White House 'Shoot for Strength' event
President Obama likes his hoops — but he looked more like the Bricklayer-in-chief during a shoot-around on Monday. Obama was ice cold from the field while shooting baskets at the White House's 'Shoot for Strength' event — misfiring four consecutive times before finally getting one to go. Obama's painful 0-for-4 happened in the presence of the Harlem Globetrotters, former NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond and legendary dunker Darryl Dawkins. He faded to the right on his first attempt, but the red-and-white rock found only back iron, according to a video posted on Politico.com. The lanky lefty faded right again for attempt No. 2 — and came up short. His third shot was on line ... but had a flattened arc and again clanged off back iron. With his fourth attempt, he corrected the arc and his tendency to fade right, but it was just a little short. But by his fifth shot, the rust was completely off and Obama caught nothing but twine — to rousing cheers from the crowd. In the President's defense, his poor offense appeared to come from behind the college 3-point line. One-for-5 from 3-point range wasn't too bad, considering the conditions: outdoors; in the wind; sun in his eyes; wearing dress shoes and khakis, not to mention a wrist watch on his shooting hand (more distracting than one would think). Even with the struggles, Obama's form is still solid enough to declare him the best basketball-playing resident of the White House.
Date: 4/10/12
Views: 11564
Video by:  YouTube
 
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