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World Champion Cavs to be honored at White House by President Obama on Thursday

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The celebration continues.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

One of the things we talk about in the government class that I teach are the perks of being President of the United States. You get an excellent resort spot in Camp David, complimentary helicopter service, and a fully decked out airplane to get you where you want to go. You have exceptional private security, and your own personal movie theater.

You also get to meet LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Perhaps you think the current occupant of the Whitehouse is awful and you’re entitled to that view. If that’s the case, this might not be all that exciting. Maybe you think he’s great, and this the cherry on top of what’s been a charmed Cavs fan existence for some time now. Regardless of your politics, President Obama has embraced basketball on a deeper level than any of his predecessors, and that’s been good for the game. Way back in his original run for the presidency, Mr. Obama famously compared his political skills to LeBron’s basketball prowess. There is a deep mutual respect between the two. It should be fun.