HANDING OUT HUGS

Associated Press
First Lady Michelle Obama hugs USA's Lebron James after USA defeated France in a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs USA's Lebron James after USA defeated France in a preliminary men's basketball …

After the first U.S. win, a hug from the first lady.

The U.S. men's basketball team cruised to a 98-71 victory over France in their Olympic opener on Sunday and got quite the reward.

Michelle Obama watched the game, a few rows back. At the final buzzer, the entire team came over for a hug, one by one.

"It was a very special moment," Carmelo Anthony says. "For her to be sitting over there and supporting us, we just wanted to thank her for coming."

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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