Video: Tough day on the White House basketball court

posted at 2:41 pm on April 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, something silly from a slow opening-day news cycle. I read several stories about this, shrugged it off as being too trivial even for me, and went about my business. Then I saw the clip. Good lord. There are enough bricks here to build an annex to the White House. The man’s earned my respect, if only for today, for insisting on trying to shoot his way out of a funk this deep even while a crowd of women and children looked on in horror. I would have quit in despair after the first hundred misses.

Exit quotation from the 10-year-old who hits a layup in the vid: “He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out.”


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So conning rubes into voting him into jobs for which he’s grossly unqualified really is Barry’s only talent.

Great.

AZCoyote on April 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Makes you wonder just how much “help” he gets when he is out there playing basketball on one of his multi-million dollar vacations to Hawaii. I bet he sucks at golf too.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I’ve seen his golf swing on video and, believe me, he’s a duffer. I seriously doubt if he can break 100 on the golf course.

TarheelBen on April 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Dude, you consistently lay-bare for all the world to see exactly what Obama is made-of; nothing. He’s nothing more than a smoke-and-mirrors carnival gimmick.

Sad that so few can see this.

RavingLunatic on April 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

bluegill hardest hit.

renalin on April 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

looks like david stern called it right

chasdal on April 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Brick-laying Clusterf*ck of a Miserable Failure

LagunaDave on April 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

And yet, despiting missing everything before it, he makes one shot and the crowd goes wild as if nothing bad happened before. Country, meet your Voters.

Nutstuyu on April 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Is this why Teh Won wouldn’t accept Scott Brown’s challenge for 1-on-1?

Or was it because his Beard got a hold of Brown’s old photo shoot and took a little too much time in the shower by it/herself?

Nutstuyu on April 1, 2013 at 7:31 PM

looks like david stern called it right

chasdal on April 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

referring to the Daily Mail:

‘Obama’s not as good as he thinks he is’: NBA Commissioner says President’s basketball skills are lackluster at best

Does Obama truly have an inflated idea of his court ability, or does he think he should present some interest in the basketball court, for political purposes

IMHO he was presenting his periodic ‘human in touch with the little people moment’

These tend to coincide with his periodic ‘human making mockery of the little people moment’:

Obama Proclaims April the Month to Teach Young People ‘How to Budget Responsibly’

Of course scheduled for April Fools Day.

He has not never veered from his pattern of of feasting on power

entagor on April 1, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Kind of reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXuxCqPKflo

But of course Obama didn’t have the, erm, advantage of wearing a 20 pound bulletproof vest…

LagunaDave on April 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM

And he throws like a girl…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Tart58c7E

Shaughnessy on April 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Hmmm. . . can’t shoot it through the hoop, eh? I’ll bet Reggie shoots through the hoop with Barry every night.

Conservchik on April 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Good Lord.

His form is shot to hell.

Alligator arm is clanking everything off the rim.

Guide hand is low and under which throws his eyeline off.

He’s all wrist, but that requires stronger shoulder muscles, which he’s lost with age.

Barry’s relied on most people not used to guarding lefties.

Scott Brown would destroy him.

budfox on April 1, 2013 at 8:04 PM

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a SMOKE.”
- R Kipling

Marcola on April 1, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Winner.

katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

it’s prob a double rimmed basket

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

…the only thing around here that is double rimmed…is YOURS!…and you know what!

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Another myth of the God-King laid bare…

catmman on April 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM

OMG!He sucks!!!I thought bball was his thing? That was NOT cool.Very very embarrassing.WOW!I don’t like him but I have to feel for him. I wish I hadn’t seen that. The self emasculation was hard to watch… I thought he was a slick baller player dude? That was worst then his baggy mommy pants limp baseball pitch. Wow.

BoxHead1 on April 1, 2013 at 8:32 PM

As only Cheech and Chong could perform it: “Basketball Jones”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVogvCi4w4g

We have a wannabe in the WH, but Carney claims Obysmal doesn’t have enough time to practice.

onlineanalyst on April 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

He sucks at everything he tries.

Key West Reader on April 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM

it’s prob a double rimmed basket

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Hahahahahaha!

Key West Reader on April 1, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I think we have been pranked on April Fools. He is an SOB, but he is not that bad at B-ball, is he? A couple at the end were obviously missed on purpose.

tommylotto on April 1, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Why don’t they ever list what he can do?

Heh, Drudge

BARACK THROWS BRICKS: SHOOTS 2 FOR 22 ON BASKETBALL COURT…

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Choomgang.

AshleyTKing on April 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

He sucks at everything he tries.
Key West Reader on April 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Except for winning elections. I couldn’t have beat Romney in a national election, but I could hit that jump shot.

happytobehere on April 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Moving back when you’re missing is not generally the answer.

Nor is moving clear to the baseline.

In his defense: if he was shooting with kids and they were using the smaller balls, then everything goes to crap. You pull back to not overthrow and start missing everything.

TexasDan on April 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Pro tip: Don’t fake the funk, if you can’t slam dunk.

Christien on April 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Pro tip: Don’t give Barack the rock.

Christien on April 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

As if I give a rat’s a**.

clippermiami on April 1, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Obama should be named honorary team captain for the Washington Generals.

Christien on April 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Carney claims Obysmal doesn’t have enough time to practice.

onlineanalyst on April 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Yeah, basketball. He’s dedicating all his time to golf.

Cindy Munford on April 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

There are enough bricks here to build an annex to the White House.

Since that can happen to the best of them (which POTUS is certainly not one), that’s not a tough day at the court.

This is a tough day at the court.

rukiddingme on April 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I guess half-white men can’t jump either.

Vigilante on April 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

You know we are screwed as a country when a video of a President missing baskets is FAR more damaging than a President missing budget deadlines.

JasperBallbaggins on April 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

At least he’s a good bowler.

Ronnie on April 2, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Basketball is a metaphor for life. My take.

kingsjester on April 2, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Meanwhile back in Possum Holler…….milk went up another 50 cents a gallon cousin Myrlita told me this mornin.

Glad we got friends at a dairy.

PappyD61 on April 2, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Not surprised. His elbow was all over the place. Consistent stroke=baskets. Ask MJ.

MarkT on April 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

The man is too stupid. You take a few, you don’t click, you stop, or maybe shoot one or two easy lay ups and walk off. Dumb, semiconscious fool that he is, he wiped out the silly notion developed from the media, who else?, that he’s some kind of athlete. Just as they have tried to make him look like a president.

arand on April 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

You know we are screwed as a country when a video of a President missing baskets is FAR more damaging than a President missing budget deadlines.

JasperBallbaggins on April 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

So true.

Fortunately the people most fu%^ed by this clown are the young people. They voted this loser in office and they can spend the rest of their lives digging out from the debt and torpor he and his regime put us in.

Karma is like that sometimes.

acyl72 on April 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Obama: UNFIT FOR ANY JOB!!!

landlines on April 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Has anyone given any thought to the idea B.O. may not be really black?

JackM on April 3, 2013 at 12:25 PM

“I’ve seen worse moves.”

- Michelle

JackM on April 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Maybe the Chump in Chief should stick to riding a bike in mom jeans.

el Vaquero on April 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

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