Even when you’re a pro athlete, visits to the White House don’t come along too often. So the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers froze time for a few moments during their visit with the Obamas on Thursday with the Mannequin Challenge.
They pulled it off remarkably well. Except LeBron blinked. Would Jordan have blinked? Huh? Yeah, didn’t think so.
If the beauty of these 31 seconds is too overwhelming for you, here is a brief viewer’s guide of the highlights:
- Iman Shumpert looks ready to take off from whatever conversation he was having with Jordan McRae and Kyrie Irving — maybe an explanation of how removable podiums work.
- Kevin Love and Tristan Thomspon are hiding in the back taking a selfie with George Washington’s portrait and — get this — a one dollar bill that also has George Washington’s portrait on it!
- LeBron is getting a prized selfie with FLOTUS Michelle Obama, but it looks like J.R. Smith is creeping in for the photobomb.
- Assistant coach James Posey is either taking the most stone-faced selfie ever or a creeper shot of someone across the room.
It appears President Obama pulled a LeBron-in-the-2011-finals and disappeared for this part.