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President Cheers on Sasha in Chevy Chase

First dad watches daughter hoop it up in Maryland

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    President Cheers on Sasha in Chevy Chase
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    WASHINGTON - MAY 9: In this handout provide by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama plays basketball at Fort McNair on May 9, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama is serving as the 44th President of the U.S. and the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)

    The first dad watched one of his daughters take to the hardwood Saturday morning in Chevy Chase.

    President Barack Obama left the White House early Saturday morning for the short drive to the Jane Lawton Community Center to see 8-year-old Sasha's basketball game.

    First lady Michelle Obama also came along.

    The president is a big basketball fan and sometimes plays basketball himself on the weekends. He's also gone to some NBA and
    college games in Washington -- the latest being a Georgetown-Duke game last month.  The president also was recently challenged to a pick-up game against new Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).