Cleveland Cavaliers US President, Barack Obama hosts NBA champions

Obama at the White House hailed the team for their strength in the comeback title win over Golden State Warriors.

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Barack Obama and Cleveland Cavaliers play Barack Obama hosts 2016 NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers at the White Hosue (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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2016 NBA champions, Cleveland Cavaliers were on Thursday, November 10 honoured by the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

Barack Obama and the Cleveland Cavaliers play Barack Obama and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Jim Watson (AFP))

 

Cavs came down from 3-1 in the 2016 NBA Finals to beat the Golden State Warriors to the NBA title.

Obama at the White House hailed the team for their strength in the comeback title win.

Barack Obama and LeBron James play Barack Obama hailed LeBron James who was named the 2016 NBA Finals MVP (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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"The first team in history to dig themselves out of a hole like that," Obama said.

"The comeback was remarkable, and you learn about people when they're down."

Barack Obama and Kevin Love play Barack Obama and Kevin Love (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

 

Obama praised LeBron James, who won the Most Valuable Player award during the championship series, calling him one of the greatest players of all time.

He also praised James and Kevin Love for their works in combating sexual assault and gun violence respectively.

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