VIDEO: President Obama plays basketball, misses most jump shots

President Barack Obama has discussed his love for basketball on many occasions. As a former State Senator from Illinois he supports the Chicago Bulls. He even filled out a March Madness tournament bracket on ESPN.com.

The man loves the game, but can he play it?

In the past his basketball skills were described as “above average” but on a sunny day in April, President Obama was Two for 22.

Playing host to the annual Easter Egg Roll, President Obama shot some hoops with kids and some Washington Wizards. He hit the rim, he air-balled and he hit the dashboard. Only two shots went in.

It was so bad even little kids trashed talked him, the most powerful man in the United States.

“He couldn’t make one,” said Kahron Campell, a 10-year-old from Maryland who hit a lay-up after President Obama passed him the ball. “I had to help him out.”

The White House fielded a question about the president’s performance at the daily press briefing.

“The president probably doesn’t get to practice as much as he’d like to,” said press secretary Jay Carney.

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