Ron Artest’s Funny White House Basketball ‘Story’

On August 18, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, Humor, by Baller-in-Chief

Artest ‘claims’ he snuck into the White House to block Barack Obama’s shot, then ran out and ‘got away.’

As reported by Yannis Koutroupis at

Artest has done a great job of staying in touch with his fan base and the public, keeping them up-to-date with what happens in his life. One detail that he left out though was his run in with President Obama on the basketball court at the White House.

“I actually snuck in the White House one time,” joked Artest on 790 the Ticket in Miami. “I saw Barack Obama playing basketball. I snuck in the back, and he tried to go up for a lay-up and I blocked his shot and ran out. And, Secret Service was trying to catch me and they couldn’t catch me. I promise you, they couldn’t catch me. I blocked Obama’s shot; fullcourt block, get it outta here (laughs).”

When Artest isn’t making up stories about meeting our Commander-in-Chief he’s running up his cell phone bill by being the most reachable player in the league.

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