President Obama has tough time shooting basketb...
President Obama likes his hoops — but he looked more like the Bricklayer-in-chief during a shoot-around on Monday.
Obama was ice cold from the field while shooting baskets at the White House's 'Shoot for Strength' event — misfiring four consecutive times before finally getting one to go.
Obama's painful 0-for-4 happened in the presence of the Harlem Globetrotters, former NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond and legendary dunker Darryl Dawkins.
He faded to the right on his first attempt, but the red-and-white rock found only back iron, according to a video posted on Politico.com.
The lanky lefty faded right again for attempt No. 2 — and came up short.
His third shot was on line ... but had a flattened arc and again clanged off back iron.
With his fourth attempt, he corrected the arc and his tendency to fade right, but it was just a little short.
But by his fifth shot, the rust was completely off and Obama caught nothing but twine — to rousing cheers from the crowd.
In the President's defense, his poor offense appeared to come from behind the college 3-point line.
One-for-5 from 3-point range wasn't too bad, considering the conditions: outdoors; in the wind; sun in his eyes; wearing dress shoes and khakis, not to mention a wrist watch on his shooting hand (more distracting than one would think).
Even with the struggles, Obama's form is still solid enough to declare him the best basketball-playing resident of the White House.