WASHINGTON--The Hoopster-in-Chief is basketball heavy this weekend. On Friday, the Chicago Bulls visited the White House. In the evening, Obama and friends hit the Wizards-Bulls game. On Saturday, Obama played at the court in the Interior Department.
Pool report #1
Hoops at Interior
At 10:49 a.m., President Obama and pal Marty Nesbitt, in sweat suits, got into the presidential SUV. Reggie Love got in another SUV, holding a basketball. Three minutes later, having passed oblivious tourists on the Ellipse and a dozen or so more observant gawkers on 17th St., the slow-speed motorcade pulled to a stop at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Who knew they had a basketball court?
Pool held in vans on 18th Street between D and E, which was closed to traffic for a while but reopened until it was time to go. The president, visible in the back seat of his SUV, pulled out at 12:42 for the brief ride home.
No idea if Interior Secretary Salazar played or was even in the building. No idea who won or even who all the players were. We barely caught a glimpse of the First Hoopster.
Nesbitt, in shorts now and with a brace visible on his right leg, walked with a limp into the residence, having apparently suffered a bit of cramping. Press aide Ben Finkenbinder, his T-shirt darkened with sweat from his first basketball game with the boss, was too discreet to provide details on players, score, game highlights or such.
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