12/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Insiders Reveal Obama Actually Sucks at Basketball

Just a day after a Fox News reporter revealed failed VP candidate Sarah Palin was even less intelligent than observers feared, another post-election bombshell was dropped when news spread that President-elect Barack Obama -- long-believed to be a capable basketball player -- actually sucks at the game.

While rising to prominence, Obama -- shown here moments before North Carolina All-American forward Tyler Hansbrough swatted the politician's feeble lay-up attempt out of the sky -- often played pickup games on the campaign trail. It was all part of an effort to convince Americans the presidential candidate was anything but an "elite liberal," despite his degree from Harvard where he was at the top of his class, deep connections to the nation's extremely wealthy, and his beautiful, brilliant wife and adorable children.