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Obama Puts Own Image on Basketball

Network Pool Photo(WASHINGTON) -- Using a special basketball festooned with his own image, President Obama shot some hoops Monday with former NBA players, Harlem Globetrotters and kids attending the White House Easter Egg Hunt.

The “Shoot for Strength” activity took place on the White House basketball court, where Daryll “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins and legendary shooting guard Mitch Richmond joined Globetrotters Herb Lang, Fatima Maddox, Jacob Tucker and Wun Versher to conduct drills with kids. The drill consisted of the kids doing pushups every time the professional players or President Obama scored.

In his first three shots he went 0 for 3. He missed seven shots before sinking his first.

The kids switched with the shooters, and the president dropped to the ground to do some pushups. “Somebody saw me cheating on my pushups,” the president joked.

He then moved on to tennis with Chris Evert. The tennis balls did not have his image on them.

“Four more years,” one woman said as he left the court.

“With your help,” he said.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Faux Pas

    How much did these basketballs cost the taxpayers?  Is this like the communist propaganda machine that plasters their dictators faces all over the nation?  

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