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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Good grief, even W. Bush could avoid/fire back a shoe aimed at him by an irate Iraqi. How about how Bush avoided the jostling by hostile folks down in S.A.?

onlineanalyst on April 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Sequestered…

Seven Percent Solution on April 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

you could tell at the end that he was missing on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

‘Cuz cutting his lavish vacays and settling for camping trips like “ordinary” peeps would just be too, well, ordinary.

You truly are a blithering, blabbering, ass-kissing idiot.

Resist We Much on April 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Wasn’t Obama a secret player with Marquette, too?

And Duke?

profitsbeard on April 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

RWM, you were missed on a few threads. Lots of snark opportunities today. Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan, go figure.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Shoots from in front of his chest and he’s all wrist in his release. Dude never played serious ball. He would have had that kind of shot release shoved back in his face. Or as we used to say ,”How was your lunch?”

fogw on April 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Only Shawn Marion could get away with that kind of awful shot (chest-level release, no follow-through), and that’s because in his prime he was an elite athlete who could defend at almost every position and was a top level slasher and finisher at the rim. Also had a legit NBA body with legit NBA size.

Barry would get laughed off of any High School team in the country.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

you could tell at the end that he was missing on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

‘Cuz cutting his lavish vacays and settling for camping trips like “ordinary” peeps would just be too, well, ordinary.

You truly are a blithering, blabbering, ass-kissing idiot.

Resist We Much on April 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Yep. There are whores in the world less obvious than nobrain.

viking01 on April 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Of course, no one can negotiate the dreaded Gordian gate with an umbrella like Barky.

Sheer genius.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Of course, no one can negotiate the dreaded Gordian gate with an umbrella like Barky.

Sheer genius.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

She always looks like an inverted hot air balloon.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2013 at 3:25 PM

She always looks like an inverted hot air balloon.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I was thinking of something else, but … yeah … I can see that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Sheer genius.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Barry Poppins

fogw on April 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Precedent Barack Brickhous Obama.

HumpBot Salvation on April 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM

He probably plays better after CHOOMing.

portlandon on April 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM

palin would prob quit mid-match

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Is that when the frivolous lawsuits would start?

ndanielson on April 1, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Where is his affirmative action goal? The one with the 42″ opening. What racist conservative took it down and put up a regulation one?

Aviator on April 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I’ve had my staff of bio-engineers look at the video, and they’re telling me that his shooting appears to be accurate if the goal were placed at a height of 8′, instead of the regulation 10′.

BobMbx on April 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Yep. There are whores in the world less obvious than nobrain.

viking01 on April 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

The two are necessarily mutually exclusive. Nobrain probably was quite the little wh0re before s/he became fully-syphilitic and not even $5 ’round-the-worlds were worth having to put up with the insanity.

Resist We Much on April 1, 2013 at 3:33 PM

When he changed out the ball…I could hear the wheels turning in Obie’s head.

“It must be the ball. That’s it! I’m certainly not to blame here!”

When in doubt, assign blame elsewhere.
Once again, NOTHING is Obama’s fault.

marybel on April 1, 2013 at 3:33 PM

While we’re at it, anybody ever seen a golf score?

IndieDogg on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

The score cards are stored away with his birth certificate, and his college records.

iurockhead on April 1, 2013 at 3:33 PM

April Fools from your preezie

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2013 at 3:35 PM

His shoulder was probably still out from skeet shooting.

ndanielson on April 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Sheer genius.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

One day, that photo will be indistinguishable from a story from The Onion.

Gordian Gate. That’s funny, right there folks.

BobMbx on April 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Well, isn’t he just pathetic at everything he touches? What an ass; everything is all about him. I love how he turns around and walks off after finally making a basket – what a prissy little brat.

MustLoveBlogs on April 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM

RWM, you were missed on a few threads. Lots of snark opportunities today. Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan, go figure.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Now, Schad, who else in our population of 310 million knows more about Japanese politics, business, culture, traditions, and Asian geo-politics than a woman, whose father fought “The Japs!” in WWII and whose mum edited The Cartoon History of the Universe and The Cartoon History of the Universe II? You know how much the Japanese love anime!

Resist We Much on April 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

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 don’t know about respect, but this does strike me as a pretty good metaphor for the Obama administration, especially on the economy.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Shcokingly it’s disappeared down the memory hole. Anyone repost a copy?

SoRight on April 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Correction…

“The two are NOT necessarily mutually exclusive…”

Resist We Much on April 1, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Shcokingly it’s disappeared down the memory hole. Anyone repost a copy?

SoRight on April 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Shocking.

peski on April 1, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Good grief, even W. Bush could avoid/fire back a shoe aimed at him by an irate Iraqi. How about how Bush avoided the jostling by hostile folks down in S.A.?

onlineanalyst on April 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

The left never forgave him for those super fast reflexes. They wanted him to get hit with the shoe.

Missy on April 1, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Reggie Love wasn’t there…umm…for support. That’s the problem.

kingsjester on April 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

video removed by user :(

geramy2012 on April 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Maybe the 10 year old will agree to do his presidenting for him too.

Obama can go try his hand at model airplanes. He’s got a good supply of glue I hear.

NoDonkey on April 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Who’s the 260# butch in the background?

Jaibones on April 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM

video removed by user :(

geramy2012 on April 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Yahoo just took the video down from their story, too. Now they only have a photo of Barky at the end of his professional shot motion.

LOL. These leftists are too much.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Uh oh….CBS spikes basketball video.

In other news, North Korean Ambassador to the US says Kim Un Sun (whatever) has challenged Obama to a game of “PUMPKIN”….winner owns the world.

BobMbx on April 1, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Bricklayer in Chief

hepcat on April 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Barack “Clank” Obama.

Mallard T. Drake on April 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM

The New York Slimes youtube of Barky “shooting” only includes one attempt (and then a girl steps up right behind him and sinks her shot).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM

video removed by user :(

geramy2012 on April 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Lollipop pitch is still around, with baggy mom jeans.

fogw on April 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM

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

Wasn’t that what Adam Lanza did?

Wait, how’s that again?

I can’t believe O would participate in a sport that uses the euphimism “shoot” so frequently.

Wait, there’s golf… never mind…

Marcola on April 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

MSNBC
Will show the one shot he made
On an endless loop

Haiku Guy on April 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Typical of Obama… FAIL, FAIL, FAIL, … FAIL… etc… finely sinks one and walks away as if triumphant.

Axion on April 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Typical of Obama… FAIL, FAIL, FAIL, … FAIL… etc… finely sinks one and walks away as if triumphant.

Axion on April 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

The first 20 or so were investment shots.

BobMbx on April 1, 2013 at 4:12 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

MSNBC
Will show the one shot he made
On an endless loop

Haiku Guy on April 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

You’re killing me.

CW on April 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

It’s the shoes, Morris.

juanito on April 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

“Video removed by user”

The thinnest skinned POTUS ever.

myiq2xu on April 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Wow! That was like a magic trick. A non-YouTube video is in the post now.

Now you see it, now you don’t, there it is again!

myiq2xu on April 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

MSNBC
Will show the one shot he made
On an endless loop

Haiku Guy on April 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Okay, that just isn’t fair.

MSNBC will wait until some Republican jokes about the fact the rat-eared devil sucks at making basketball shots. They’ll show the one decent shot, the WaPo fact checker will call that Republican a liar and give him four Pinnocchios, and the Dem minions will infer that any mention of the rat-eared devil’s basketball skills is racist.

Don’t believe me, just look at how his claims of being a skeet enthusiast were treated by the ministry of propaganda- MSDNC division.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

BTW- Where’s the story of the rat-eared devil getting booed when he showed up at the NCAA Elite 8 game at the Verizon Center? The audio is very clear. Whole sections were boing when the bastard’s image showed up on the Jumbotron.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Lay low on the poor guy, after all he’s proven to be much better at skeet and defending foreign ambassadors….
The latter, I suspect, that same 10 year old could teach him something there also.

Don L on April 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

“Video removed by user”

The thinnest skinned POTUS ever.

myiq2xu on April 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Just being edited. We’ll see the shot and the picture will cut away to a close-up of the hoop and a perfect swish. Time and again.

Dictators like that kind of stuff. Kim Jung Il made a hole-in-one on his first round of golf ever.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:22 PM

<blockquoteBTW- Where’s the story of the rat-eared devil getting booed when he showed up at the NCAA Elite 8 game at the Verizon Center? The audio is very clear. Whole sections were boing when the bastard’s image showed up on the Jumbotron.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Like little Kin, those kind of factual things never make it through his army of force shield media robots.

Don L on April 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Brick Hussein Obama

Ronnie on April 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

His shoulder was probably still out from skeet shooting.

ndanielson on April 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Ha. Especially when you shoot skeet “all the time:..

chewydog on April 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I wonder if he blamed the kids for his misses. In the beginning of the clip, it seems that everyone was shooting. But, later in the clip, he is shooting by himself.

djaymick on April 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman are laughing on the phone right now.

hepcat on April 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

And he sucks at golf too.

happytobehere on April 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM

His ‘golf’ trips involve very little golf.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Hey Allahpundit,

How about a thread on the nasty sermon Obama listened to on Easter Sunday instead of these lame topics?

Conan on April 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Baseball season starts…so we can all look forward to Prissy in Momjeans Prezzy throwing out lobbing the first pitch…

That Athletic Obama meme…Fail

workingclass artist on April 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Not a spaz, just lazy (as usual) gotta use your legs. Jump!

StevC on April 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

His shoulder was probably still out from skeet shooting.

ndanielson on April 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Ha. Especially when you shoot skeet “all the time:..

chewydog on April 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Especially when you don’t know how to hold the damn firearm!

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

you could tell at the end that he was missing on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

This folks is what a cult looks like. Have to defend the man no matter what or how trivial. Also speaks volumes that they can’t laugh at themselves.

hopeful on April 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

How about a thread on the nasty sermon Obama listened to on Easter Sunday instead of these lame topics?

Conan on April 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Did you see the picture of that commie pastor? Colonel Sanders had a love child.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Goodness. If I was in that much of a funk, I’d have gone to the free throw line. You should be able to make those with your eyes closed.

cptacek on April 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM

you could tell at the end that he was missing on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

This folks is what a cult looks like. Have to defend the man no matter what or how trivial. Also speaks volumes that they can’t laugh at themselves.

hopeful on April 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Dead on accurate hopeful.

The rat-eared devil is a cult figure. I’m shocked at the number of these idiots whose first response to any crisis is “does Obama know about this?”

This administration is nothing more than the People’s Temple without the vats of Kool-aid.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM

video removed by user :(

geramy2012 on April 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM

If by ‘user’ you mean order of the White House.

James on April 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Goodness. If I was in that much of a funk, I’d have gone to the free throw line. You should be able to make those with your eyes closed.

cptacek on April 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM

But you lose cool points when you make a granny shot.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM

This folks is what a cult looks like. Have to defend the man no matter what or how trivial. Also speaks volumes that they can’t laugh at themselves.

hopeful on April 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

And it speaks volumes about us that we don’t recognize that a majority of the electorate thinks this way.

happytobehere on April 1, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Did you notice, as soon as he finally made a basket, he immediately turned and walked off? Want to bet that him making that one shot will show up on a White House page or a press release somewhere?

IndieDogg on April 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Twenty misses, eh? Hey, didn’t Clinton have 20 misses in the WH?

MaxMBJ on April 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM

NOT TOUCHING THAT.

katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Barack “No-Bucket” Obama

HumpBot Salvation on April 1, 2013 at 4:49 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

This was glorious.

cptacek on April 1, 2013 at 4:49 PM

He’s also an expert in sign language.

happytobehere on April 1, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Introducing the new mayor of Brick City.

cicerone on April 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM

NOT TOUCHING THAT.

katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Bill did.

Aviator on April 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Want to bet that him making that one shot will show up on a White House page or a press release somewhere?

IndieDogg on April 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Want to bet that some staff member got a tongue lashing? Remember how he blamed the staffer’s phone for his inability to make a call on a cell phone?

But more importantly, have we figured out where this idea that the rat-eared devil is considered athletic?

He says he bowls like a Special Olympian.

He can’t throw a baseball.

We don’t know how he golfs since the press isn’t even allowed on the property.

He shoots skeet all the time but there is only one picture and it is clear he doesn’t know his way around a firearm (ironic considering he’s from Chicago and had a constituency there filled with gun-toting criminals).

His basketball skills are lame.

Where’s any sort of athletic talent?

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM

I have a feeling that net will wash up on a beach somewhere one day. The rest of it will never be found. That’s what happens to baskets when they embarrass dear leader. They just disappear.

JellyToast on April 1, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I have a feeling that net will wash up on a beach somewhere one day. The rest of it will never be found. That’s what happens to baskets when they embarrass dear leader. They just disappear.

JellyToast on April 1, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Not necessarily true. The National Park Police could well find that net in Fort Marcy Park with a note explaining just how much shame it experienced for not being able to deliver for the rat-eared devil.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM

probably counts all of them as missed “3s” even though he crossed the line every time.

geramy2012 on April 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Barry would get laughed off of any JUNIOR High School team in the country.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

FIFY

In 2008, with ZERO executive experience, his resume couldn’t even get him an interview for the position of paint dept. manager at Home Depot. And the no-information voters elected him to the the most important CEO job in the world. Go figure.

He is the epitome of an empty suit.

fred5678 on April 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Just figured out the derivation of Barack — it’s a corruption of B (a) rick.

fred5678 on April 1, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Only Shawn Marion could get away with that kind of awful shot (chest-level release, no follow-through), and that’s because in his prime he was an elite athlete who could defend at almost every position and was a top level slasher and finisher at the rim. Also had a legit NBA body with legit NBA size.

Barry would get laughed off of any High School team in the country.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I dunno – Obama may have the same advantage that Marion had. His shot looks so awful, it’s tempting to let him shoot it.

hawksruleva on April 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

James Naismith was obviously a racist birther! Sure it’s only one data point, but they built AGW on less.

CitizenEgg on April 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Who cares? The Red Sox beat the Yankees at The Stadium on opening day!

Del Dolemonte on April 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM

palin would prob quit mid-match

partisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

You No-IQ Democrat Voters seem to forget that Dear Leader quit his job as a US Senator mid-term to run for pResident. You really need to get out of Mommy’s basement more.

Del Dolemonte on April 1, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Hey, you try to be good at b-ball when you spend 92% of your time golfing, going on fundraisers and vacations!

Minnfidel on April 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Just like everything else he slops up, Obama isn’t nearly as good as he thinks he is. Sissy/Momma’s boy.

Jaibones on April 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM

We don’t know how he golfs since the press isn’t even allowed on the property.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM

I’m a huge golf fan and can tell you that judging by his swing on the range he is terrible. Just sayin’.

Carry on…

visions on April 1, 2013 at 5:52 PM

I’ve seen him bowl, and I’ve seen him swing a golf club. I’m betting 2-22 is right around his norm, and allegations that his handicap is 18 are wildly misleading. His scorecard’s gotta have more snowmen than Yellowknife in February.

Sgt Steve on April 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Alternate Headline: Slowest News Day Ever. :)

Theophile on April 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM

To paraphrase John Kerry: “Where can I git me a basketball license around here?

Don L on April 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Obama to blame his misses either on Bush or the sequester in 5…4…3…2…

At least he didn’t wear his mom jeans.

Kingfisher on April 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM

NOT TOUCHING THAT.
katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Bill did.
Aviator on April 1, 2013 at 4:56 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

Obama needs a hoop about the size of his wife’s caboose. Even then, he’d be under 50%.

rik on April 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Alternate Headline: Slowest News Day Ever. :)

Theophile on April 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I love slow news days. It usually means one day without politicians messing something up, or making a problem worse.

visions on April 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

His shoulder was probably still out from skeet shooting.

ndanielson on April 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

LOL…but don’t forget, he’s STILL the bestest at everything evah!!!

To be fair, our history is rife with BS about various people that is taken as Gospel because folks just want to believe it’s true.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 1, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Video: Tough day on the White House basketball court

Oh. DAY…DAY… I thought it said….oh, never mind.

Cleombrotus on April 1, 2013 at 6:43 PM

He’s like some of the shooting we’ve seen in this NCAA tournament. Figure it up and I’ll be willing to bet this year ranks near the bottom.

TarheelBen on April 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

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