- 04/01/13 12:17 PM ET @thehill
President Obama had a tough time on the White House's basketball court Monday, making just two of 22 shots.
"Oh man," he said at one point during the free throws. The court activity was one of many events at the annual Easter Egg Roll.
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He took several throws, which missed.
"Come on. Come on. Did you see that?" he said about one that hit the rim.
He eventually handed the ball to a boy and asked for help. The kid made a layup
"He couldn't make one. I had to help him out," said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, Md., according to the White House pool report.
Obama moved closer to the net and made a basket.
The Hill Continues:
The president also stopped by the basketball court, for his 2-for-22 performance.
White House press spokesman Jay Carney downplayed Obama's misses on the basketball court.
"The president doesn't get to practice probably as much he would like to," he said at the press briefing Monday afternoon, adding that "having done a few shots with him, he's pretty good."
Basketball is one of the president's favorite sports and he's coached his daughter's school teams.
When one reporter pointed out there was a court in Obama's backyard for the president to use, Carney replied: "These are busy times."
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