When President Obama took to the basket ball court four years ago, to wind down after his first presidential campaign, there were high hopes that day among the hoops.
Young African Americans - who played his favourite sport - believed their first black president would mean real change for them. Four years on, some of their hopes have faded but, as I found out, they are still standing by him.
Now Barack Obama has secured four more years in the White House he must tackle the growing list of challenges facing America.
While both parties called for unity in Barack Obama's second term to solve the USA's problems, Mark Austin found voters fearful of gridlock.
Barack Obama has secured re-election as President on a night of drama in America. Here are the best pictures from election night: