Obamas caught on ‘Kiss-Cam’ during basketball game

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:28 EDT
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Members of the first family were in the spotlight for a brief moment while watching the U.S. Olympic mens’ basketball squad Monday night, as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were caught in the “kiss-cam.”

According to MSNBC, the Obamas, who attended the U.S. exhibition against Brazil with their daughter Malia and Vice President Joe Biden, needed two tries to get it right for the camera, a staple at live sporting events.

They were highlighted once during the second quarter but did not kiss, prompting some boos from the crowd at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., before sharing a kiss during the fourth quarter.

A longtime basketball fan, the president recently weighed in on the debate over whether this year’s squad could beat the 1992 “Dream Team,” telling ESPN at halftime he thought that group could beat the 2012 team, while adding that he favored this year’s team to win the gold medal at the London games.

Watch video of the Obamas’ impromptu smooch, aired on The Today Show on July 17, below:

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Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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