Kevin Durant’s handshake with Obama inspires Key & Peele sketch

Published on September 26th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 23,346 views

Comedy Central’s show Key and Peele returned this week, with in my opinion, one of the funniest episodes ever. One of the best sketches from the episode was based off of one of the funniest moments, in my opinion, of President Barack Obama and Kevin Durant’s career.

Back in 2012, Obama visited KD, LeBron and Team USA before a warmup game against Brazil. The first guy he shook hands with was with a white Team USA staff member and the hand shake was your standard “hello, how are you” type greetings.  Then he got to Kevin Durant and gave him one of those “what’s up, bring it in” shake and hugs.

A clip of those two greetings went viral but he also gave LeBron a similar “bring it in” type hug which can be seen in the White House video below.

The clip didn’t show how he shook Deron Williams’ hands but I’m assuming the moment was similar to the moment Peele’s Obama gets to Key in the sketch.


As for Kobe, he was more interested in getting a hug from Michelle.


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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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