On the day after the president honored players, coaches, management, staff, family and friends of the defending NBA champion Lakers in a ceremony, Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, plus girls Natalia and Gianna returned to the White House.

The Bryants met privately with Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for about 20 minutes before Bryant joined the Lakers for their morning shoot around several blocks away at the Verizon Center.

“It was great,” Bryant said of the family get-together. “He spent a great deal of time talking to my kids. We talked about the season and how it’s progressing. It was good just to have that time. Just catching up, because I had never met him before.”

Bryant said he spoke with Obama about another visit during the offseason.

“We talked about getting together over the summer and playing a little pick-up basketball at the White House,” he said. “That would be great.”

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/johnny9/ johnny

    nice!!very nice!!,,:p

  • kiebeans

    WOW AMAZING!!! My two favorite families, besides my own, together in one room! Plus, the President and kobe both have two beautiful girls…adorable <3

  • kb10

    Very cool considering that Shepard Fairey, the founder of Obey, made a portrait for both Obama during his presidential campaign and Kobe during his MVP season in 2008. The “HOPE” and the “MVP” together.

  • skassis

    Kobe Bryant, a name in the baskeball history people are going to remember and follow. It is sure a Special visit for Kobe, he got to spend time with his family, and with the president. All the best Kobe, hopefully your next visit you will be wearing a fifth ring. Congrats.

  • hovitosway24

    i guess u was asking obama for tips on running for president/

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/renz824/ R3NST3R

    the worlds best bball player meets the worlds most powerful man! hahaa

  • fnmamba24

    Thats so cool…I bet Kobe will take it easy on the president, but I heard Obama has some skill on the court.

  • ibahbah

    this is awesome

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/waunie/ Waunie Wilson


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  • http://kobebryant.com/members/bryantkbvnssanatgia/ Torres Family

    You Kobe looked very proud standing behind the president, we as fans are proud of you!!! It was such a great feeling of seeing you, and all the LAKERS Org being at the White with our 1st black president Congrats god bless your family!!!!

  • iluvkb24

    That is just Amazing and definitely wow-ing…meeting the president is cool but having a chance to hang out n play b’ball is just Awesome!…Obama n the Mamaba…haha…lookin foward to it…..<3 'em both..:)

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/armandomvp/ Armando-MVP

    wow Kobe and Obama playing at the white house this summer….!I’d LOVE to see that!

  • kobelover4eva

    That’s cool…Love You And Your Family….