The Los Angeles Lakers are among the most successful sports franchises in this country’s history. On Monday, the Lakers were in Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama who congratulated them on their 2010 Championship.
The President, a Chicago native himself, noted that Phil’s fifth title with Los Angeles still didn’t equate to the six he won with the Chicago Bulls. Before the President could get a smile in, a voice from behind him simply stated: “Not for long.”
Obama smiled and credited Kobe with the comment. It was another fun moment amidst another great visit for the Lakers who visited President Obama at the White House last January in celebration of their 2009 NBA Championship.
This year, deciding to change things up, the Lakers and President Obama corresponded with NBA Cares to build care packages at a local Boys and Girls Club in the Washington area. You can watch the entire meeting and the President’s speech here.
Let’s hope for a third meeting come this time next year!