President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama were in attendance for Team USA’s 80-69 victory over Brazil in an exhibition at the Verizon Center on Monday night. Lebron James led USA with 30 points, and the U.S. forced Brazil into 23 turnovers, taking control of the contest in a decisive 16-2 second quarter run. The President and Vice President receieved a standing ovation upon entry into the arena, but those cheers turned to jeers when Michelle refused to smooch her husband during the Kiss Cam Jumbtron segment. President Obama didn’t appear to be a fan of the wave at a Washington Nationals baseball game a few years back, so maybe his better half draws the line at these silly public displays of forced kissing theatrics. Couples who refuse to at least peck one another are usually mocked, subject to mass peer pressure by camera operators. The First Couple did not receive any special treatment, the Kiss Cam returned to the Obamas in the second half. This time around, with their daughter Malia cheering next to them, Michelle relented and allowed Barack to lay one on her to the roaring crowd’s approval.
Watch the following video of the White House Kiss Cam Developments:
We were the first to make a move, so everybody’s following us (chuckles).
True, the Wizards were the first to strike when they landed Mike Miller and Randy Foye. But it’s hard to laugh, or continue to pridefully boast about the move, when the cream of the Eastern Conference crop keeps passing the Wizards by.
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Basically, $11 buys you a ticket where you can select six lunch items from a selection provided by a ton of local restaurants. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.
The event is scheduled to run from 12:00-2:00 pm and tickets will be available to purchase at the door. If you are in the neighborhood, like me, might as well eat some good food while supporting a good cause.
Preparations and giddily being made for a possible Barack Obama visit to the Verizon Center this evening where his hometown Chicago Bulls will attempt to propel an orange sphere into a metallic ring tinseled with nylon.
While the President can fill football stadiums, he’ll probably only muster around 8,000 or so to come see him possibly watch what could be considered a basketball game.
The Washington Wizards, who have been seen performing acts that resemble the game of basketball at various times during the season should be in attendance. However, there is no word if the team will show up on the court.
Once again the presidential inauguration doesn’t have much to do with the Washington Wizards, except for the fact that everyone on the team, from players to coaches, wished they were in DC experiencing history.
Then, a month later, Baron Davis staked his claim for Obama and told Gil not to worry about increased taxes because more money to the government, perhaps sacrificing one less shark tank, would go towards educating America’s kids.
(I know he said he’s gonna raise the taxes on the top income bracket, Gil, but if he uses that money to improve our schools then you won’t have to worry about some kids trying to sell pictures of your pool online cause they couldn’t get a better job.) LOL