In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Everyone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray, points at Rondo, and says, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.
KG told me he saw the look on Rondo’s face and the kid was devastated, embarrassed. Dissed by the President, even though I’m sure Obama didn’t mean any harm. Rondo smiled and went along with all of it, but KG told me he could see it in his eyes. It bothered Rondo. It killed him.
Obama started to take shots amid the kids and pros. Miss. Miss. Off the rim. Miss. Miss. Off the rim. Airball. He moved closer to the net. But time and again, he missed. Of 22 shots POTUS took, he made two.
At one point, POTUS handed a ball to a boy and asked for help. The boy made the layup. ‘He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,’ said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, MD.
I really hope Rajon Rondo sees these stories today and smiles. No reason to let someone who sucks at basketball as badly as Barack Obama sucks at basketball get you down when you’re a pro basketball player.
The saddest part is the airball about 38 seconds in. Ugh, pack it in dude.