Is Glenn Beck a better basketball player than Barack Obama?
President Barack Obama has the reputation as an avid basketball aficionado, both as player and a spectator. He even goes on ESPN for a NCAA March Madness bracketology session. The president plays a lot of golf too as everyone is well aware.
Yet during the recent fitness-themed White House Easter Egg Roll, the president went an unimpressive 2-22 in a hoops-shooting session, including blowing a layup.
According to the media pool report, “At one point, POTUS handed a ball to a boy and asked for help. The boy made the layup. ‘He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,’ said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, MD.”
This poor showing by Obama prompted media commentator Glenn Beck to try to outperform the president on his Blaze TV/radio show from his Dallas studio. See embedded videos below.
At the outset of the challenge, Beck described himself something along the lines of America’s worst athlete, noting that “I have absolutely no skills in sports whatsoever.” He later added: “I throw like a girl.”
Beck nonetheless somehow managed to go 6 for 22. That’s “three times as good as the president,” co-host/executive producer Stu Burguiere observed.
According to Beck, “The guy [President Obama] just can’t admit that he sucks at anything … He just can not admit that he’s not the world’s greatest at everything.”
Shooting indoors on a makeshift court with a couple of guys hanging around is not the same as being outside surrounded by lots of visitors and media, however. Obama seemed to be shooting from longer range as well.
During the same video segment, Beck mocked disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner for evenn considering running for NYC mayor.
Does it surprise you that non-athlete Glenn Beck “got game” (to some degree anyway)? Do you think Glenn Beck and Barack Obama should go one-on-one to settle this once and for all?