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Tyronn Lue says the Cavs are making an "extreme effort" to visit the White House before Obama departs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are still on a high after winning their first ever championship in exhilarating fashion having become the first team to ever overcome a 3-1 Finals deficit against the Golden State Warriors. 

Fans in The Land have every right to continue celebrating the feat throughout the summer and up until the new season gets underway as they waited 46 long years to see the team lift the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Even when the new campaign begins the celebrations won't stop there immediately. The players will receive their rings on opening night and that'll bring the memories flooding back for everybody at the Quicken Loans Arena for what will be the hottest ticket in Cleveland on that late October evening later this year. 

That will be a moment for the entire organisation and it fans to enjoy together, but one special moment awaiting only the players and the Cavaliers staff will be the customary trip to the White House that comes with winning a title.

For many of the team, it'll be their first trip to visit the President in Washington D.C. and it appears the Cavs are keen to choose which President they want it to be. 

Barack Obama's second term is quickly coming to an end and Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue has confirmed that they want to make the visit while he is still in office. 

Obama's term officially ends on Jan 20, 2017, which gives the Cavs a little more than six months to schedule this meeting.


Speaking to Bleacher Report SXM on Sunday Lue said that the team is making "an extreme effort" to visit the White House before Obama leaves.

The trip is usually pencilled in for the first occasion in which the defending champions are scheduled to play the Washington Wizards in the nation's capital. Therefore, it's likely that the Wine and Gold may ask the NBA to specifically schedule that game for a date before Obama's tenure ends.

Lue confirmed that whether it's the regular season or the pre-season, they're going to visit the outgoing President. Either way, Obama will definitely be giving his famous (and humour-filled) speech on the podium to the Cavaliers.

Potus is a huge Chicago Bulls and NBA fan, possibly the biggest to ever set foot in the White House, and he insisted on staying on Air Force One to watch the closing minutes of the frantic game seven between the Cavs and the Warriors having just landed after a trip with his family. 

Barack also called coach Lue days after the game to congratulate him and the team and mentioned how he was looking forward to welcoming the team if they made the trip to D.C. before his time office comes to an end.  

The experience will be new for many on the Cavs roster, but that definitely won't be the case for LeBron James and James Jones. 

Both players met President Obama under these circumstances before, having won two titles with the Heat prior to picking up their third crown with the Cavs.

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