Barack Obama Loves Basketball

The PM is shown the White House basketball court by President Obama, 20 July 2010; Crown copyright.

President Barack Obama shoots baskets on the White House basketball court with Justin Friedlander and his family, July 6, 2010. Friedlander, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in March, 2009, has launched an initiative called ÒJustinÕs Quest,Ó in which he will shoot 40,000 basketball shots, one for every person diagnosed with a primary brain tumor each year in the United States. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama attempts to block a shot by personal aide Reggie Love, during a basketball game at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. , May 16, 2010. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, left, watches the play. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama shoots hoops on the White House Basketball Court, May 7, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In between meetings on health care reform, President Barack Obama plays a game of H-O-R-S-E with Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff for the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, on the White House Basketball Court, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama plays basketball with White House staffers while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama shoots hoops on the White House South Lawn basketball court, March 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, center, holds the basketball given to him by President Barack Obama following their Oval Office meeting Tuesday, July 28, 2009, to discuss the outcomes of the first U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Looking on at left is Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama plays basketball with family and senior staff during a retreat at Camp David on July 18, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama warms up before playing a basketball game at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 9, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama, along with Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Congress, watch a shot during a basketball game on the White House court, Oct. 8, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House Butler Von Everett pumps up a basketball for President Barack Obama in the Outer Oval Office of the White House, June 30, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama blocks a shot while playing basketball with personal aide Reggie Love at St Bartholomew's Church in New York City, where the President is attending the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden, react while watching Sasha Obama and Maisy Biden play in a basketball game in Chevy Chase, Md., Feb. 27, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama plays basketball with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2009. (Official White House Photo Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Senior Advisor David Axelrod, and personal aide Reggie Love, watch a NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game in the Outer Oval Office, March 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama cheer during their daughter Sasha Obama's basketball game, Feb. 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama plays basketball at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 9, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza.)

President Barack Obama shoots hoops with his personal aide, Reggie Love, at the White House basketball court, Jan. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama attends a Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls basketball game at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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