Play of the Day: Nuke Kid on the Block

By Ross Gianfortune

April 3, 2013

President Barack Obama played high school basketball, his brother-in-law Craig Robinson is the head basketball coach of the Oregon State Beavers and he is a self-professed and vocal Chicago Bulls fan .  However, he’s also a very busy man who doesn’t play as often as he’d like, as evidenced by his 2-22 --showing on the White House basketball court this week . Obama’s poor shooting performance was roundly mocked by late-night hosts Tuesday, including David Letterman showing a highlight reel of Obama sports bloopers, Jimmy Fallon making Dick Cheney aim jokes and Jay Leno even tied him to Andre Drummond .

The other overwhelming story on the shows was North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un’s recent provocations against the United States and the subsequent US response. Kim’s threats of war toward Austin brought one of The Daily Show’ s better sight gags in a while. Similarly, Stephen Colbert mocked the images of Kim looking at what passes for a modern computer in North Korea.



By Ross Gianfortune

April 3, 2013

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