the president’s picture perfect

President Barack Obama blocks a shot while playing basketball with personal aide Reggie Love at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, Sept. 23, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

Souza showed Obama a picture on the back of his camera from a friendly one-on-one game Obama played with presidential aide (and former Duke basketball player) Reggie Love. Obama, who was talking trash during the game, is seen leaping up to block a shot, looking great. Souza said when the president saw the photo, he told him, “I order you to make this a jumbo.” Before it was posted, the president had Love sign the print with a note complimenting the president on his block.

You can see the full National Geographic documentary here

9 Responses to “the president’s picture perfect”

  1. January 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Hey this is cool!

    When is it suppose to air on National Geographic?

  2. 3 Jessica
    January 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I read the whole article. Very interesting, the bit about the low resolution pics of Sasha and Malia and the timescale for which certain images get released. I think they’ve been very careful about how much the girls are in public. Not too much (I’m looking at you Sarah) and not overly protective to the point were they are locked in the ivory white house tower.

  3. 7 Asher in Boston
    January 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Hahaha,the Prez. blowing his own trumpet. And having Reggie sign the pic was funny.

  4. 8 VC - prezOfan2
    January 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Sweet! I remember reading and enjoying that! You guys not only provide new info, you also regularly bring back great (and sometimes forgotten) memories. Keep your mandate going, it’s nourishing hearts!

  5. 9 Sue in Minnesota
    January 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve seen that basketball shoot many times, today is the first I noticed Reggie’s big smile…….wonder what’s going through his mind.
    Reggie seems like a terrific person, and he and the President appear to have a rock solid relationship.

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