President Obama must have caught whatever caused Marquette to go cold against Syracuse when he attend the Elite Eight game over the weekend. In front of a crowd of kids, NBA players, and White House reporters, he went a dismal two for 22 on the basketball court this morning at the White House Easter Egg Roll, missing his first 14 shots. As he walked off the court, he handed the ball off to a 10 year-old, who promptly sunk his first shot.
Lawmakers and reporters reacted on Twitter:
Obama challenged kids to a pickup game and shot just 2 of 22, which is still more successful than his record funding “green” corporations.— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) April 1, 2013
But I thought Obama was the COOL president with the basketball skills! buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/it-t…— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) April 1, 2013
@lachlan NFL > College Football > High School Football > College Basketball > MLB > NBA > NHL > NASCAR > Golf > Obama Basketball.— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) April 1, 2013
10-year-old trashtalks Obama’s bball skills: “He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out.” wapo.st/126DUPQ— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlakeWP) April 1, 2013
When will Obama apologize to Rajon Rondo? read.bi/16rNR9b— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) April 1, 2013
White House press secretary Jay Carney was quick to provide an explanation for the president’s lackluster performance: he doesn’t have enough time to practice.