Watch: LeBron James, the Cavs, and Michelle Obama's #MannequinChallenge Is Just What You Needed Today

LeBron James, Michelle Obama

Watch: LeBron James, the Cavs, and Michelle Obama's #MannequinChallenge Is Just What You Needed Today

The King and FLOTUS even took a selfie in it.

Published November 11, 2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers weren't going to let their trip to the White House come and go without hitting the #MannequinChallenge in epic fashion.

And LeBron James and his 2016 NBA championship squad made sure to do just that with a big assist from Michelle Obama.

King James and FLOTUS stole the show in the Cavs' #MannequinChallenge on Thursday at the White House, where they were honored by President Obama on their title win.

With the first lady's cameo in effect, the Cavs' #MannequinChallenge was so lit that the championship squad posted two different renditions.

The first has LeBron and Michelle being the centerpieces, as they pose for a selfie with Cavs' players surrounding them striking various frozen poses. Peep J.R. Smith in the background, looking like he's photo-bombing King James and FLOTUS.

#Repost @kyrieirving ・・・ Our very own @cavs #mannequinchallenge @whitehouse

A video posted by Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) on

The other Cavs' #MannequinChallenge — the official King James version — is set to the sounds of Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" with LeBron, Michelle and J.R. all huddled up, staring at the team's championship ring on the hand of former Cavs guard Dahntay Jones.

The same video has Iman Shumpert holding a glass of water — with the liquid moving — over the head of an unsuspecting Kyrie Irving.

Pretty epic.

This is exactly what we all needed to get us out the doldrums of an impending Donald Trump presidency.

Coincidentally, Trump met with President Obama at the White House right before the commander-in-chief honored the Cavs on the South Lawn yesterday.

Over the course of POTUS's eight years in office, King James and Michelle Obama have teamed up before, going viral.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from Left: Zhong Zhi/Getty Images, Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)


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