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Hoopsters Trash Talk at White House Ceremony

Is Obama sucking in his gut as Taurasi offers him a jersey during the White House event? (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)

Hey, what's a little trash talk among hoopsters? Baller-in-chief Barack Obama welcomed the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House today, and, according to the official White House transcript, POTUS engaged in a little back and forth with the Mercury's Diana Taurasi:

  • TAURASI: Well, on behalf of the Phoenix Mercury and the WNBA, we want to give you a 2014 WNBA Championship jersey.
  • THE PRESIDENT: Nice!
  • TAURASI: It's an XL. (Laughter.) So you might have to get on the Atkins. But thank you very much for having us, Mr. President. It's an honor. (Applause.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mjcUREqel0  

We hear the commander in chief likes his cheeseburgers, so that should make the transition to the protein-heavy Atkins diet all the easier.

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