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President Obama mistaken for LeBron James, says Leno. Nancy Pelosi as Wicked Witch?

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(Read caption) President Barack Obama shoots a basketball at the White House in Washington in April 2009.

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In what Jay Leno called the "dumbest story of the week" on Wednesday evening, the media has created a big deal around President Barack Obama's missing wedding ring.

On Friday, a headline from Gawker read "Call Michelle! Barack Obama Wasn't Wearing a Ring Today." And there was the Tweet from The Hill's Sam Youngman stated "Big to-do over potus not wearing his wedding ring today."

Obama had appeared in a press conference on Sept. 10 sans wedding band. The intricate ring made in Indonesia had to be sent out for repair, a White House spokesman told Politico.

"He is so ringless, people are mistaking him for LeBron James!" Leno joked, "That's how bad its gotten."

The former Cleveland Cavaliers star has yet to win an NBA championship ring.

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