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Barack Obama trash talks Paul Pierce after hitting game winner in pickup

Barack Obama, John Wall

Barack Obama, John Wall


I have no idea who is going to be our next president, but looking at the people likely to throw their hat in we can safely say this: The days of high-level hoop pickup games with the president and NBA stars is coming to and end. Unless I dramatically underestimate Jeb Bush’s vertical.

Monday was the annual White House Easter Egg Roll event — this year with more bees! — and a number of players were on hand including new Hall of Fame member Dikembe Mutombo as well as some Wizards such as John Wall and Paul Pierce.

There was a pickup game, and here is how Wall described it, via my man J. Michael of

When the President trash talks you, what are you going to do? Bump him in the chest and stare him down, only to get tackled by four Secret Service agents?

I’m going to miss these stories when he’s gone.