Alley Oops! Watch Obama Struggle In Basketball Display

Category: US Politics / Apr 01, 2013 4:42PM EDT
U.S. President Barack Obama - renowned for being cool under pressure - appeared to crack Monday on a White House basketball court. The Commander-in-Chief lost command of his jump-shot at a shoot-around where he joined players from the NBA and WNBA and children invited to Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll. All but two of Obama's nearly two dozen shots found its target. White House spokesman Jay Carney was compelled to answer for Obama poor performance at the White House news briefing. "I have not spoken to him about that, but the President doesn't get to practice probably as much as he would like to. Having done a few shoot-arounds with him, he's a pretty good shot - pretty good shot," Carney said. Obama, a 51-year-old lefty, is an avid basketball enthusiast. It's not uncommon for him to participate in pickup games at a Washington area military base on weekends. He has also helped to coach his daughter Sasha's youth basketball team. (Video Source: REUTERS)