President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers to the White House Monday. Obama said no team exemplified excellence on the court more than the Lakers did last year in winning their 15th league championship. (Jan. 25)
Kobe, Phil Jackson and the rest of the 2009 NBA Champions visited President Obama and the White House today. This is the first visit from an NBA team to the White House since President Obama took office. The president took time out to remind the crowd that the first 6 Phil Jackson championships came with his hometown Chicago Bulls.