Milwaukee Bucks become first NBA championship team to visit White House since 2016
The Milwaukee Bucks visited the White House on Monday to celebrate their NBA championship from the 2020-21 season. With the visit, the Bucks became the first team in the league since 2016 to celebrate their championship at the White House.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. also had the chance to meet with President Joe Biden, who received an honorary Milwaukee Bucks jersey with “Biden 46” on it. The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, visited the White House and celebrated their NBA championship with President Barack Obama while he was still in office in 2016.
But since that trip, The Golden State Warriors, The Toronto Raptors and The Los Angeles Lakers all declined the opportunity to visit The White House. Joe Biden said a few words to thank the team.
“Last year, as a team, you took a stand for justice and peace” after the shooting, Biden said. The Bucks and other teams boycotted a first-round playoff game to protest after prosecutors in Wisconsin declined to bring charges against the officer who shot Blake in the back, leaving him partly paralyzed.