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April 1, 2013 - 9:54 am

Enjoying a fine spring day in the nation’s capital, the White House welcomed thousands of people to the South Lawn today for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll.

Not content to roll eggs on the ground with a captive audience, Michelle Obama uses the historic event as a Let’s Move! event: “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” is this year’s theme, and numerous sports starts are participating.

It seems President Obama will not be counted among those star athletes.

Known for spending his weekends either golfing or shooting hoops — depending on the weather — the president hit the basketball court at the egg roll with the Washington Wizards.

Obama stood at the free-throw line, according to the White House pool report, and kids were directed to stand on either side depending on whether or not they thought he’d make the shot. One boy stood on the “miss” side.

Obama said “oh, man” and stared at the boy with his hands on his hips, but the kid refused to move.

The president missed his first shot. “Come on. Come on. Did you see that?” Obama said.

Even moving closer to the net, Obama continued to make a series of off-the-rim shots and airballs.

Of 22 shots counted by reporters, the president made just two.

“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, Md., told the White House pooler after scoring a layup.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Now we know why the press wasn't allowed to take pics when he "golfed" with Tiger. He probably singlehandedly created a golf ball shortage in America!
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Next year he will do putting.
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He's earned a new nickname, "The Bricklayer"
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Headline: "President Goes 2 for 2 shooting hoops!"
Buried in the body: " ... after 20 warm-up shots."
1 year ago
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Our family is somehow blessed with great skills in all of the physical endeavors in which the Prez is credited by the lamestream media as being proficient. Certainly, we all have off days. However... He can't throw a baseball, his golf swing betrays a non-athletic move at the ball, the photo of him firing a shotgun shows a poorly-set stock in his armpit, his basketball abilities can be seen in his weak jump shots, and we're pretty certain his skips down the airstairs from Airforce 1 are indicative of too-tight reflexes. In short, the press can no longer lie to us about the Emperor's new clothes; at least not about his new athletic outfits. None of this has anything to do with being a good president. It does pare up nicely, though, with other myths perpetrated by this administration.
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2 out of 22??? Why that's simply . . . unprecedented!!!!
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His success record at shooting hoops is better than any other endeavor he has attempted in the last 5 years. He is a failure at everything he does..... He should be imprisoned for trying to destroy the Constitution he swore to uphold. He should be impeached for sitting on his hands when United States citizens were killed in Benghazi..... Jimmy Carter is so happy that this useless moron was elected, Carter will no longer hold the distinction of being the worst President in history. No one else will have to worry about it either. King Pinocchio will never lose that crown.....
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Cut the man some slack. He was just having a bad day. Besides, the pressure was overwhelming - look at all those kids standing around taunting and laughing at him.
Rest assured that O always wins when he plays b-ball with the Secret Service and his other cronies. Ever seen videos of him missing shots here? Didn't think so.
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