Game-time for Obama as US president hogs the popcorn

HONOLULU, HI - DECEMBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama attend a basketball game coached by the first lady's brother, Oregon State University Head Coach Craig Robinson, against the University of Hawaii at Manoa Stan Sheriff Center on December 22, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The president and his family spend the Christmas holiday in Hawaii, Obama's birthplace. (Photo by Cory Lum - Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama attend a basketball game coached by the first lady's brother in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Cory Lum - Pool/Getty Images)

Even the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. has time to munch popcorn and kick back with the family at a basketball game.

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attended a game involving a team coached by the first lady's brother. 

Spending time with their daughters Malia and Sasha last night, the couple looked cosy as they wrapped their arms around each other at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The president and his family are spending the Christmas holidays in Hawaii, which is Obama's birthplace.

Mrs Obama’s brother, Oregon State University Head Coach Craig Robinson, was coaching his team as they took on the University of Akron

Obama cheered on his brother-in-law’s team courtside, just behind the Oregon State bench and high-fived some of the fans.

He and his family dressed casually for the laid-back Sunday afternoon.

Despite the pressure of being supported by one of the most powerful men in the world, Oregon State lost to the University of Akron, 83 to 71.

Obama is in Hawaii for a 17-day vacation but was unable to totally escape his political life as protestors began dancing in the arena during a time-out in the second half of the game.

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