President Obama has neglected basketball since taking office

November 25, 2009 at 8:39 am by Terez in Barack Obama

Terez, no one goes for a rebound because I'm the commander of the boards...I love it...

Terez, no one goes for a rebound because I'm the commander of the boards...I love it...

As president, Barack Obama has neglected the court. He has played only seven known games of basketball since taking office, compared with 25 rounds of golf, a sport he picked up about a decade ago when he was an Illinois state senator. That’s more golf than former President George W. Bush played in two terms, according to CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who tracks presidential trivia. (In 2003, Mr. Bush quit golf, saying he did so out of respect for the troops serving in Iraq. Since leaving office, he has returned to the sport, an aide says.) And where Mr. Obama’s basketball game is showy and often televised, his golf is furtive and off-the-record. He plays with junior aides and discreet longtime friends. There’s no press allowed onto the course with him, no cameras — and few witnesses. A foursome of loyal staffers often plays out ahead of him, clearing the way and trying to ensure no one spies. — Wall Street Journal

One thing he hasn’t neglected is dick riding athletes..The Prez loves him some athletes. -TO

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