November 26, 2010
You can say what you want about his politics, his style of execution (or lack thereof), or the ideology his political party tends to represent. But boy howdy, do I much prefer my President's nagging injuries coming in the form of an elbow to the grill while playing basketball than grabbing a nasty boo-boo following a fall after choking on a pretzel, or getting stuck in a bathtub.
President Barack Obama was in the middle of one of his regular pickup basketball games this afternoon, working off that second helping of Thanksgiving everything, when he reportedly sustained an elbow shot to the lip, breaking it open and requiring 12 stitches.
A White House press release says pretty much the same thing I just wrote:
"After being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, the President received 12 stitches today administered by the White House Medical Unit. They were done in the doctor's office located on the ground floor of the White House."
That's a shot of our President leaving the court after taking the ‘bow, which is fine and all, but I much prefer this soon-to-be-internet-meme/picture of a forlorn President, looking out of the White House window with an ice bag over his mouth.
He's actually watching the White House Christmas tree's arrival, which just makes it sadder on so many levels. Like the little boy who couldn't help decorate the Christmas tree because he got the flu and can't be around his brothers and sisters.
I will now back off and let what is sure to be the strangest comment section in Ball Don't Lie's history take over.
(SECOND PHOTO: AP)