At point one in Barack Obama’s life, he was a competent pickup basketball player.
In 2008, Obama played three-on-three against Indiana high school students to entice them to register to vote. In 2010, he balled for CBS’ cameras. Even as recently as last April, he was reportedly talking trash to Paul Pierce on the court.
Those days are over for Obama. No more balling up for the cameras. No more talking smack to All-Star NBA players. Obama is, by his own admission, completely washed.
On the latest episode of “WTF with Marc Maron,” Obama was frank about politics, family life and, most important, his basketball abilities.
“I’ve been trying to work out pretty hard to try and stay in shape. I used to play basketball more,” Obama said with a sudden downtrodden tone. “But these days, I’ve gotten to the point where it’s not as much fun because I’m not as good as I used to be, and I get frustrated.”
Obama used to be good. (Source: Perez Hilton)
Now he’s old and bad. (Source: Huffington Post)
“I was never great, but I was a good player and I could play seriously,” Obama continued. “Now I’m one of these old guys who’s running around. The guys I play with — who are all a lot younger — they sorta pity me and sympathize with me. They tolerate me, but we all know I’m the weak link on the court and I don’t like being the weak link.”
NBA players can corroborate Obama’s downfall. Last Thursday, when asked if Justin Bieber could beat Obama in a game of one-on-one, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall picked Bieber.
That’s sad, because if you envision Wall’s decision like you would a quick pickup game draft, Bieber being drafted ahead of the president is unfortunate in any situation, especially in basketball.
For what it’s worth, I’d still take Obama as the Knicks’ starting shooting guard though.