Obama v. Rondo
President Obama | Rajon Rondo :: AP; John Biever/SI
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may be the leader of the free world, but he lost some fans in Boston after a comment about point guard Rajon Rondo
. According to an excerpt in Shaquille O'Neal
's upcoming memoir, Shaq Uncut
, Obama and several members of the Celtics attended a fundraiser in Boston last season. The president jokingly suggested that Ray Allen
should teach Rondo how to shoot (Rondo is a career 24 percent three-point shooter, a poor free-throw shooter and a reluctant mid-range shooter). The guard was devastated by the joke, shot horribly the next game and lost all confidence in his jump shot after the meeting.