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Michelle Obama, Cavs did one of those Mannequin Challenge things (vid)


The Cleveland Cavaliers paid a visit to the White House on Thursday to celebrate their NBA title. A grand time of course was had by one and all, but perhaps the highlight of the festivities was how Michelle Obama and LeBron James starred along with Cavs players in a White House-worthy version of the “Mannequin Challenge” that for some reason has set the world of social media on fire.

With James and the First Lady centering the action — or lack thereof — by posing for a selfie, the rest of the Cavs contingent struck a pose and played along with the bit. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson add to the scene by posing for a selfie with a portrait of George Washington. Kyrie Irving is spotted interacting with Iman Shumpert. And J.R. Smith sneaks in for a FLOTUS-King James photobomb. Unfortunately, Smith is not shirtless.

The selfie featuring Ms. Obama and James would have come out like this one, which James posted to Instagram.

A photo posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

Seriously, does anyone understand this wacky craze? It’s like planking or Tebowing or whatever, only … yeah, it’s exactly like those things.

All the Mannequin Challenge chicanery and tomfoolery aside, James wrote eloquently about the selfie with the First Lady.

“Just messing around with FLOTUS!! Really @realcfrye!?!? Come a long way from Akron man! So damn blessed and humbled,” James wrote.

If what Richard Jefferson predicted comes to fruition, the Cavaliers made sure things went out on a high note … even if it involved the Mannequin Challenge.