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President Barack Obama welcomed the 2014 NBA champions the San Antonio Spurs to the White House on Monday and delivered a brilliant speech.
As is tradition, the Spurs were the latest team to be a guest of the President as he shared a few words to congratulate them on their achievements last season.
Obama is an avid Chicago Bulls fan and makes no secret of it as he insisted that he is still hoping to welcome his favourite team to the White House before he leaves, but he conceded that he admired the work that the Spurs do both on and off the court.
The President noted that San Antonio play basketball the way it should be as they prioritise team play and do a great job of integrating new players from all around the world. Coach Gregg Popovich thanked Obama for his kind words and paid tribute to general manager RC Buford for constructing the roster.
The Spurs players posed for pictures with Obama as he was handed a jersey and a signed basketball, but his jovial digs at the likes of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were the highlight of the speech.