Baller in Chief Sends Off US Hoops Teams

Loose Ball: President Obama showed up to inspire the Olympic teams in their last games before they fly to the United Kingdom.

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the couple didn't realize what was happening the first time and only found out afterward. Earnest said reports that the president was "rebuffed" are false. Either way, the crowd was satisfied, chanting "Four more years!" as Obama exited with seconds left in the game.

If the president succeeds in November, he can inspire the 2016 basketball teams, too.

Deron Snyder's Loose Ball column appears regularly on The Root. Follow him on Twitter and reach him at BlackDoor Ventures, Inc.

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