Kobe Bryant and Barack Obama
Kobe Bryant poses for a photo with President Barack Obama during the Lakers' championship visit to the White House on Jan. 25, 2010.
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President Obama Channels Kobe at White House Correspondents' Dinner

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

At his final White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama decided to give his speech a Black Mamba-inspired conclusion.

After his half-hour, comedically charged speech, the Commander in Chief finished off by mimicking Kobe Bryant's retirement send-off, kissing two fingers and saying, "Obama out" before dropping the microphone.

Earlier that month, Bryant provided the President's inspiration for the sign-off at Staples Center.

Bryant tweeted his approval of the President's reference later that night.

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