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WASHINGTON D.C. -- LeBron James is easily the talk of the nation -- even the White House.

During Friday's press briefing at the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about President Obama's thoughts on LeBron coming back to Cleveland.

Here's what Earnest had to say:

"I didn't speak to him personally about it. I know that the president is a big fan of LeBron's. I think that he, like many of us even those of us who are not quite as avid as NBA fans, that the president is a fan of somebody that has demonstrated such tremendous skill and athleticism on the court and the president enjoys watching him play. The president also has had an opportunity to meet him personally a few times and the president does consider him to be a fine young man who carries himself with the kind of professionalism that is really pretty impressive to see. The fact that he has made this decision is a testament to the kinds of values that he has incorporated into his life and he says that he is interested in instilling in his children. I think it is a pretty powerful statement about the value of a place that you consider home."

LeBron revealed the news Friday through a Sports Illustrated article.

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