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LeBron James & the Cavaliers.

Watch: President Barack Obama gives funny speech to celebrate Cavaliers' NBA title

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The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the White House yesterday to celebrate their 2015-16 NBA title with the president of the United States, for now, Barack Obama.

The POTUS, known to be a huge basketball fan, always welcomes the NBA champions to the White House after they have lifted the Larry O'Brien trophy and after calling to congratulate Tyronn Lue and his men in the wake of their triumph, they could now rejoice in the flesh.

For LeBron James, this was his third visit following a title success.

This title win was extra special, though. LeBron drove Cleveland to their first major sports title in over 50 years and their first ever in the NBA.

He did it by leading all players in the NBA Finals for points, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals, and they also came from 3-1 down in the series against a record-setting 73-win Warriors side.

No team had ever overturned that deficit before, but LeBron and the Cavs made history.

Obama produced a warm and funny speech to congratulate and celebrate the Cavs and you can watch what he had to say in the video below.

The POTUS got a joke in early: "That's right, I said world champion and Cleveland in the same sentence!"

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Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers
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Eastern Conference
LeBron James
Tristan Thompson
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