The Wizards had a special guest sitting courtside for Game 5 of their first round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, as former Vice President Joe Biden showed up to root on the home team.

Biden was shown on the big screen during a timeout in the second quarter and the crowd treated him to a standing ovation. They played Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' on the loudspeakers and Biden stood up to acknowledge the crowd.

Here are some pictures:

And here is a video of the ovation:

We'll go ahead and guess Joe took the Amtrak to get there.

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