The Los Angeles Lakers are coming to town Monday, and they will celebrate their second consecutive NBA championship with President Obama and a local community service event.
The Lakers and the president, an avid basketball player himself, will participate in a service project at a D.C. Boys and Girls Club. The area club is one of the biggest clubs of its kind in the country - serving nearly 21,000 kids in 18 locations across Washington, Maryland and Virginia.
It's very similar to when the Pittsburgh Steelers came to Washington after winning the Super Bowl. The Steelers and Mr. Obama spent time meeting with wounded U.S. troops and assembling care packages for military personnel serving overseas.
"This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities as well as for winning championships as part of their visit to Washington," the official press release reads. Last time the team was in town they held a basketball clinic for school kids.
Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.