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U.S. president Barack Obama calls to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers on NBA title

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The basketball world is still in awe of what the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to achieve last Sunday when after they became the first team in history to come back and win and NBA Finals after being 3-1 down in the series.

As a result, they hoisted their first ever Larry O'Brien trophy and thwarted a record-setting 73-win Golden State Warriors side from securing back-to-back titles.

But, it's not just the basketball world that is impressed, U.S. President Barack Obama called Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue on Thursday to pass on his congratulations for their triumphant and historic success.

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“I just want to say congratulations, you did a great job," Obama said during the call. "It didn’t hurt having this guy named LeBron James, he seemed to do something. I’ll tell you, Kyrie though, came alive.

“I know LeBron, so I already emailed him. Let the rest of the team know we’re proud of them.”

While it's interesting that the president and LeBron James exchange emails of all things, Obama decided to finish his class act by making a joke about J.R. Smith and his insistence to celebrate with his top off.

“Tell J.R. and everybody to put on a shirt though. You can’t be just walking around without a shirt, for like a whole week. Shumpert taking off his shirt, Kyrie taking off his shirt. Come on man,” Obama said laughing.

As is tradition, there's no doubt the Cavaliers will be bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to the White House over the summer.

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