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It Took Obama 15 Tries To Sink A Basket On White House Court Monday

"Oh man," Obama said.

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WASHINGTON — President Obama did not have a great day on the White House basketball court Monday.

During the White House Easter Egg Roll, Obama stopped off at the White House court to shoot a few hoops with NBA stars and some of the kids crowding the grounds during the festivities. It was not Obama's best performance.

From the White House pool report, written by the Tampa Bay Times' Alex Leary:


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.

It got worse.

A little while later, after playing tennis, 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.

Watch the agonizing video here.

It's really brutal.

Evan McMorris-Santoro is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News.

Contact Evan McMorris-Santoro at evan@buzzfeed.com.

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