Video: Tough day on the White House basketball court

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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