Posted July 18, 2012

President Obama visits Team USA locker room in behind-the-scenes video

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Before the United States men’s national basketball team took the floor in an exhibition against Brazil on Monday, President Barack Obama came by the locker room to introduce himself to the players and offer words of encouragement as they prepared to go to London.

Obama shook hands with Kevin Durant, gave a hug to “champ” LeBron James and joked with “The Brow” Anthony Davis about being the rookie on the team in the video below, released by the White House on Tuesday.

The President also met with the women’s national team, congratulating and encouraging them while speaking with head coach Geno Auriemma about recruiting Vice President Biden’s granddaughter in about eight years.

All this took place Monday at the Verizon Center as Obama took in the men’s exhibition game versus Brazil, which the U.S. took 80-69 after trailing by 10 early in the contest.