President Barack Obama said he was “both suprised and deeply humbled” after winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. But after blocking personal aide and former Blue Devil Reggie Love, the president was quick to claim bragging rights.
As Fox News’s Anne Marie Riha reported on Thursday, Obama quickly had a photo enlarged to document the lighthearted moment:
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was telling members of the press about their game and subsequent photo. ”[I]t is prominently displayed for both Reggie and, I think more importantly, the president’s enjoyment as he walks to and from meetings,” Gibbs said. President Obama asked Love to inscribe the photo and it reads “Mr. President. Nice block. Reggie Love.”
Love will be joining the President for a basketball game with members of the Cabinet and House of Representatives this afternoon. No word on who’s team he will be on.
While at Duke, Love played on both the football and basketball teams. On the hardwood, Love was a member of the 2001 national title squad.