On the same day President Obama convened an all-male, bipartisan basketball game, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs shared with the press corps a photograph of the President blocking a shot by his personal assistant and former Duke University forward Reggie Love. Afterward, the president reportedly decreed Love to sign the photograph, which now hangs in the West Wing. Love is understandably defensive of the picture. As the New York Times reports:
But Mr. Love himself was apparently unaware that Mr. Gibbs was revealing his humiliation on the court. Midway through the briefing, he appeared on the podium, took back his picture, and walked out.