Washington, DC ––U.S. President Barack Obama honored the NBA champions at the White House during the week. The President paid his respect to the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team on the South Lawn of the White House, ensuring that he factor in the basketball giants for praise before leaving office on January 20, 2017.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors and concluded a Cleveland pro sports deficiency since 1964.
During the honoring program, President Obama singled out and praised several players, including Cavs’ star King Lebron James who won the most valuable player award during the championship series.
Obama referred to James as one of the greatest players of all time and said it’s not just power and speed that makes Lebron James great, but his unselfishness and work ethics. “You saw it in those last three games,” Obama said.
The President, apart from being a constitutional lawyer and former associate professor of law at the University of Chicago’s law school, is a big fan of basketball, a sports he also plays well.
Now that he is retiring from the Office of President of the United States, some people are wondering if the president will follow past American presidents who took to golfing, or will he like to play sports that are more popular with ordinary Americans.
LeBron James had the game of his life with the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday’s deciding Game 7.
This is the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964.