President Obama visits Wizards locker room

Team USA’s victory over Brazil on Monday helped produce an exciting scene at Verizon Center. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were part of a sellout crowd that witnessed a basketball event for the arena that arguably could’ve only been rivaled by the 2001 NBA All-Star game.


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The U.S. men used the Wizards locker room, and it’s startling to watch Obama walking past stalls that were occupied by likes of Maurice Evans, Chris Singleton and Brian Cook just a few months ago – especially when those stalls were occupied by the likes of Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Davis.

Obama greeted James, who assumed John Wall’s stall, with a, “What’s up, champ?” He also cracked jokes on Davis as Kobe Bryant threatened to shave Davis’s unibrow. Obama quipped, “That’s trademarked.”

The Americans will take on Great Britain on Thursday in Manchester, England.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.
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