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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 10:15 am  |  12 responses

John Wall Trash Talked Barack Obama About His Poor Shooting


President Barack Obama had a terrible day on the court, missing 20 of 22 shots he put up during a children’s basketball clinic. John Wall playfully kidded Obama about his broken jumper. Per the WaPo: “President Obama wasn’t supposed to hang around for as long as he did, but one seemingly harmless comment on the basketball court on the White House lawn – ‘I got to hit one shot before I go,’ Obama said – turned into an unsightly ordeal that was difficult for members of the Wizards to watch. John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene and Emeka Okafor were participants in a basketball clinic for children at the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll and watched as the president missed badly on a series of jumpers and airmailed another. He asked for a new ball in the midst of his misfiring and missed at least 13 shots in row overall, including one layup attempt that hit nothing but the glass. ‘He missed a lot in a row. We told him move in a little bit. Then he ended up missing a layup and it got out of control,’ Beal said. ‘He has a few excuses he could use. I think he was warming up to at least sprinkle one in. I don’t know.’ Obama, a former high school basketball player in Hawaii and an avid hoops enthusiast, finally made a layup and left the court after finishing 2 of 22. The miserable shooting display led Wall to share a few jokes while offering to supply some advice. ‘I told him ‘I’m on a hot stretch this month,’ Wall said. ‘I said you was shooting like I was shooting the first month I came back. He kept saying I’m going to leave for like five minutes, 10 minutes. He didn’t leave until he made one.’ Nene and Okafor, the seasoned veterans, were more diplomatic in their assessment of the president’s errant shooting. ‘People get nervous in that moment, because it was a lot of pressure,’ Nene said, ‘but the message is, never quit. Never quit. He made the last shot. Took a while, but he made the shot.’”

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  • Omar

    POTUS Jumper = John Wall’s

  • bike

    Later, Obama was reportedly seen signing into legislation major tax increases on any NBA player who gets the max.

  • LLC#12

    John Wall “‘I said you was shooting like I was shooting the first month I came back” should have been “You was shooting like I was shooting my whole life”

  • Feez_22

    Hey… Wall shot this way vs. okc a week ago (3-18 for the game). It would have been funny if the prez mentioned that hehe…

  • TV63

    DUde speaks the truth and everyone wants to condemn him. C’mon Obama ain’t the Messiah. He sure as hell ain’t close to being an NBA player. IF it was any other president, everyone would be okay with Wall’s remarks but Oh No It’s the holier than thou OBama.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    Who condemned him? What exactly were you reading buddy?

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Sorry POTUS, decent form but that was painful to watch.

  • The Seed

    John Wall talking about someone’s jumper is like an AND 1 player stating the Professor can play in the NBA. This is BLASMPHEOUS, Kyrie Irving is laughing at Wall right now and Coach Cal is rolling around in his college coaching career grave. WOW!!

  • http://twitter.com/ChillFrom91Til Allan

    Obama says he deserves a Max contract from the white house

  • TBRK

    Rondo’s revenge

  • bill

    The only people who EVER mention anything about Obama being “The Messiah”, or the anti-Christ, are religious Obamahaters. It’s always the religious wacks that have to make some biblical references to hate on someone.

  • Dagger

    I still can’t get over how cool it is that the President is hooping with NBA players. Imagine Bush doing the same?

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