Saturday, 04 December 2010
The first thing I thought when I read this was, who bowed him? Who got so carried away on the court that they threw an elbow up, and clocked the 44th President of The United States of America? Whatever the reason, I think it is safe to say that person got a little too out of control.
The player in question was actually director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Reynaldo Decerega. It turns out this former basketball stud also needed 4 stitches to his elbow at a nearby hospital. This was probably a presidential PR move, to make Obama look tough getting personal care, and to make Decerega look like a trick-ass bitch in the ER.
Accounts of the incident don't go on to say who actually won the game. Perhaps Obama rose above the pain to windmill slam it for the win.
Obama however, is known to do his fair share of trash talking on the court. During a different game at Camp David, sources say the President gloats, "Whose court is this?" Apparently, no one was witty enough to retort, "The taxpayers!"
In many ways this makes our President look pretty badass. Out on the court shootin' some hoops, takin' some cracks to the face and still baller enough to fly to Afghanistan to say, "what up" to the troops. After all, when was the last time Jimmy Carter got in the paint? And Andrew Jackson never hit a last minute three to win it. But then again, Andrew Jackson got shot in the chest, making him a little tougher than Obama, but that's another story altogether.
How does Obama getting hurt on the court make you feel as a patriot?