The Lakers And President Obama Visit A D.C. Boys & Girls Club

Derek Fisher and President Obama

This year’s Laker visit to the White House to meet with President Obama in honor of their title run had a slightly different twist to it.

“Kobe and Derek have been there so often they could lead tours by themselves. Same for Coach Jackson.” – President Obama

It’s true, for the 2nd year in a row and the 4th time since 2000 the Lakers are meeting with The President to honor their title accomplishments in the NBA. But this year, the team and President Obama met up at a local D.C. area Boys & Girls Club to help write and package letters to our troops.

I love the idea of bringing service into this tradition. Especially around the holidays.

You know I love HIGHLIGHTS so here are a few:

  • President Obama noted that Coach Phil Jackson is still 1 ring shy of the 6 he earned with the Bulls (Illinois is Obama’s home state, I’m sure you knew that though) Kobe replied that they’ll be back next year.
  • Lamar Odom was one of the most popular Lakers in attendance. Why?? Because he’s a Kardashian!! (Seriously, I’m not joking they knew him from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians)
  • Laker rookie, Devin Ebanks noted on Twitter “Wow I meant the two coolest presidents to ever presidents. 1st it was bill Clinton and Now Obama. I’m so blessed I’m happy my how my life is” I’m sure his excitement had something to do with the typos. :shrug:

I love that our President is so involved in the sports world.

info via Lakers reporter Mike Trudell