President Barack Obama shot just 9 percent from the field at Monday morning’s White House Easter Egg Roll on 2-22 shooting–with at least two of the misses coming from the charity stripe.
According to pool reporter Alex Leary of the Tampa Bay Times:
POTUS stepped to free throw line and kids were asked to stand on opposite sides, depending on whether they think he would sink it. Most kids moved in one direction, but one boy went to the “miss” side.
“Oh, man,” a stunned POTUS said, hands on hips. The boy didn’t budge. And three others joined.
In sharp form, POTUS released the ball. It bounced off the rim and circled it — miss.
“Come on. Come on. Did you see that?” Obama said. [...]
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.
The president, according to his Twitter feed, is also celebrating the return of baseball season today with this documentation of his athletic prowess.