Obama's Handshake with Team USA Goes Viral, Compared to Key & Peele Sketch

Obama's Handshake with Team USA Goes Viral, Compared to Key & Peele Sketch

Former President Barack Obama recently met with the Team USA men’s basketball team ahead of their trip to Paris for the 2024 Olympics. The encounter, which took place in Las Vegas, was relaxed and cordial, drawing comparisons to a sketch from the comedy series Key & Peele. In the sketch, Obama's character, portrayed by Jordan Peele, greets people in unique ways based on their race. A video of Obama greeting the team and coaching staff, including coaches Erik Spoelstra and Steve Kerr, was shared online, leading to numerous jokes and comments.

The meeting coincided with USA Basketball's 50th anniversary celebration, where Obama delivered a 10-minute speech emphasizing the importance of representing the United States. He highlighted the significance of unity and showing the world what America is capable of at its best. The team is wrapping up its pre-Olympic training camp in Las Vegas and will proceed to Abu Dhabi and London for additional exhibition games before heading to Paris. The event was attended by notable figures such as LeBron James, Spencer Haywood, Cheryl Miller, and others, making it a significant moment in the lead-up to the Olympics.

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