-- After the first U.S. win, a hug from the first lady.

The U.S. men's basketball team cruised to a 98-71 victory over France in their Olympic opener on Sunday and got quite the reward.

Michelle Obama watched the game, a few rows back. At the final buzzer, the entire team came over for a hug, one by one.

"It was a very special moment," Carmelo Anthony says. "For her to be sitting over there and supporting us, we just wanted to thank her for coming."

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  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

    First Lady Michelle Obama talks with USA's Kobe Bryant after USA defeated France in a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

    First Lady Michelle Obama hugs USA's Kobe Bryant after Team USA defeated France in a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

    First Lady Michelle Obama congratulates members of Team USA after defeating France in a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

    First Lady Michelle Obama congratulates members of Team USA after defeating France in a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

    First Lady Michelle Obama hugs USA's Lebron James after USA defeated France in a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

  • Michelle Obama With USA Basketball

    First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the wave during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game between the USA and France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.