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This GIF of Michelle Obama should make SportCenter’s Top 10

Obama shall henceforth known as Air FLOTUS.


Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 21, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 8:46 pm CDT

President Barack Obama isn’t the only baller in the White House.

Michelle Obama, henceforth known as Air FLOTUS, threw down a tomahawk dunk as part of new public service announcement for Let’s Move, the first lady’s fitness campaign.

Getting the word out about healthy eating with @KingJames, @DwyaneWade, @ChrisBosh and Ray Allen. #LetsMove,

— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) January 15, 2014

The advertisement premiered on Good Morning America this morning and featured Miami Heat MVP LeBron James holding up a toy basketball hoop for Obama’s videobomb turned slam dunk behind coach Erik Spoelstra and guards Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen. The look on Wade’s face is priceless. 


The Heat have a curious history with photobombing.  In May 2012, center Chris Bosh made Internet history when he appeared out of nowhere during a TNT telecast of an interview with James following a 104-94 playoff victory over the New York Knicks. Here it is again for good measure.


Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2014, 2:49 pm CST