'We Ran Into a President With Some Serious Game': Rep.

Obama in great shape at White House hoops
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 8, 2009 9:27 PM CDT
President Obama, right, plays with staffers in this file photo.   (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza, via Flickr)
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(Newser) – President Barack Obama and a few members of his cabinet played basketball tonight at the White House with a handful of House members, two of them Republicans. "We ran into a president with some serious game," said Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. Obama had "a sweet crossover move" and appeared to be in great shape, Inslee said. "He put a real nice move on me and beat me along the base line."

On the president's team were Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. The game was closed to the press. Those expected from the House included Democrats Mike Arcuri (NY), Brad Ellsworth and Baron Hill (Ind.), and Heath Shuler (NC). Republicans invited to play were Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and John Shimkus (Ill.).