*The Mannequin Challenge reached 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Thursday as Michelle Obama pulled one off with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers during their team visit to the White House.
In addition to being honored by President Obama on the South Lawn, the players got to roam around inside, take photos and knock out the latest social media craze with the First Lady.
Several of the players, including James, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, also took selfies and pictures with FLOTUS:
For the nation’s basketball-fan-in-chief, seeing the LeBron and company was likely a relief following a morning full of Trump.
“Give it up for the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers!” Obama shouted to the crowd of more than 100 people, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, gathered to honor the team’s 2016 NBA title. “That’s right, I said ‘world champion’ and ‘Cleveland’ in the same sentence. That’s what we’re talking about when we talk about hope and change.”
Before praising James’ skills, Obama roasted the four-time MVP for his cryptic tweets during the 2015-16 season that set off a firestorm of speculation in the media. He also jabbed at Richard Jefferson and Dahntay Jones for being old, Iman Shumpert for his flat-top fade, Kevin Love for his surprising defense on Warriors star Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the Finals, and, of course, Obama gave “a special thanks to J.R. Smith’s shirt for showing up.”
Love presented the president with a black-sleeved alternative Cavs jersey with “Obama” and the No. 16 stitched on its back. Obama had a quip ready yet again, alluding to how James ripped the sleeves open on his black jersey the first time Cleveland wore those uniforms.
“These sleeves get tight,” Obama said.