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UConn basketball player falls off the stage at White House

UConn Basketball Player Falls Off The Stage At White House

When we're surrounded by cameras, that little fear of tripping is always in the backs of our minds. But what about tripping when you're in front of the president of the United States? Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to a UConn basketball player according to NBC.

"Stefanie Dolson lost her balance and fell off the riser as President Obama was giving a hug to Coach Geno Auriemma. Slightly embarrassed, Dolson hides behind her teammates," NBC reports.

Both the men's and women's basketball teams were in attendance because both teams won their respective NCAA tournaments. That's already impressive, but even more so because as the New Haven Register reports, UConn became the first university since 2004 to have both of its basketball teams win national titles in the same season.

When the women's team won the NCAA title last year in 2013, Dolson challenged Obama to a dance-off. Obama promised to do it in 2014 if UConn made it back to the White House. USA Today reports Obama told her, "It is going to happen ... don't think that you're going to beat me on that. I also appreciate that you told the world about it after the title game."

Sadly, that dance took place off camera because Obama said he didn't want to embarrass his daughters, Sasha and Malia. Of course, nothing's more embarrassing than seeing your dad try to dance.

It was after that dance-off Dolson took that little tumble. With all her accolades from her years on the basketball team, we have to give her a bit of a break, right?

We're sure Dolson isn't sweating her fall. After all, she was drafted by the WNBA's Washington Mystics back in April so she's only got to make it about a mile from the White House to the arena without falling. We'll see if she can pull that off.

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partsautomall June 10 2014 at 2:36 PM

have a hard time with these types of articles.country going to hell and we call this news?

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SKCRCPUSCG June 10 2014 at 2:38 PM

Hillary is phoney, phoney... and exactly what we don't need bringing even more ruin to this country.

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apprin2000 June 10 2014 at 3:17 PM

The nation is falling apart and this Marxist is talking dancing and basketball ?!?! We're the laughing stock of the planet and this Islamic-sympathizing moron is busy flirting with college chicks ?!?!

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Craig June 10 2014 at 4:21 PM

Don't worry babe, millions (voters) fell for this guy and are paying for it every day.

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vobox3343 Craig June 10 2014 at 6:32 PM

How are we paying?

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mamatiger919 Craig June 11 2014 at 2:30 AM

Yeah, with lower interest rate on college loans and affordable health care. What did your man Bush do for the public except pass tax cuts for the top 1%, provide bonuses for those who caused the housing disaster and lied about WMD. Got involved in a costly war for no reason. Give me President Obama any day over Bush, Bush or even your poster boy Reagan.

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ahatchiii June 10 2014 at 2:53 PM

So? Let's ask him about setting terrorists free and using bringing home a deserter/traitor as an excuse. Oh, yeah, and that whole Benghazi thing.

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cherofnc June 10 2014 at 3:17 PM

An example of AOL filling it's daily quota of Obama news. Everything else he does is crap so this shallow BS iswhat we are being fed folks.

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davandsher June 10 2014 at 3:01 PM

" Nothing times nothing is nothing" and that's what Americans can expect from Øbama and Clinton.

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yayabeanes June 10 2014 at 3:51 PM

Are they quite sure she wasn't pushed by Michelle's MIL or her minions.

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jakki051 yayabeanes June 10 2014 at 8:03 PM

You are so evil!

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rohrscheibcroh jakki051 June 10 2014 at 8:29 PM

no realy how many are going are to fall behind him before hes out

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FRANK jakki051 June 10 2014 at 10:02 PM

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chefjohnp June 10 2014 at 3:02 PM

Stephanie, you're a beautiful woman, congrats and you don't have to hide.

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queencatfish2 chefjohnp June 10 2014 at 6:08 PM

Agree with you there chefjohnp,
Stephanie is NOT the one that has to hide!

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iluvfreespeech June 10 2014 at 6:34 PM

why hasn't this fraud been impeached?

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