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Obama calls on LeBron James to open White House court

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When a king meets a president: Obama summons LeBron for White House hoops. (AP)

US Obama.jpgThe question is, will there be a handshake after this game for LeBron James?

President Obama, hard-core hoophead that he is, wants the NBA's Most Valuable Player - and most prominent sore loser - to break out the high tops to help inaugurate the new basketball court going on the South Lawn of the White House.

And the Baller in Chief isn't stopping there, telling Bloomberg News in an interview that he wants some other names in the game:

"As soon as we get the basketball nets up we're going to have some of these guys over for a game," Obama said.

Asked if he'd be playing, Obama bristled: "Of course. It's my court."

But the home court advantage may not be that strong for Obama. In addition to James having visited the White House already, he's also got a speed and size thing going that has the President somewhat in awe.

"When you get up close to him he's a legitimate six- eight, six-nine. He's huge. Moving that kind of speed? It's pretty remarkable," Obama said of the Cleveland Cavaliers star who racked up 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game this season.

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hey there... lebron is not a sore loser. oh wait of course u write for a chicago newspaper. please dont be a hater. he has every right to walk off and not congratulate anyone. its a serious game and he is the mvp! I wouldnt have shook hands with anybody either. He takes it that seriously and that shows how bad he wants to win! good for u lebron am glad you did what you did.

hey there... lebron is not a sore loser. oh wait of course u write for a chicago newspaper. please dont be a hater. he has every right to walk off and not congratulate anyone. its a serious game and he is the mvp! I wouldnt have shook hands with anybody either. He takes it that seriously and that shows how bad he wants to win! good for u lebron, i am glad you did what you did.

Ask yourself one question. Would you be so critical of him if he played for the Chicago Bulls? Of course you wouldn't. LeBron James is one of the best citizens in the NBA even if he did have a bad moment at the end of the Orlando series.

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