The Milwaukee Bucks are scheduled to make their visit to the White House to celebrate the NBA title on November 8, sources told ESPN.
The Bucks will be the first NBA team to visit the White House since the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers visited the former president. Barack Obama. They won their first championship in 50 years in July, beating the Phoenix Suns in six games.
The previous four champions, the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 18 ‘, the Toronto Raptors in 2019 and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020, did not make the trip. The Warriors and Raptors did not attend during the time that former President Donald Trump was in the White House.
The Lakers, on the other hand, did not make the trip last year due to travel complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When asked about making the trip last season, James told reporters: “It would be great, but I have no idea what we can do now besides the hotel, the arena and the house,” he said.
Shortly after Biden beat Trump in the November election, Warriors forward Draymond Green tweeted to James: “You can go to the White House and celebrate the title!” James replied, “YO, we’re back there my G !!! I’ll have my tequila and wine too!”
Milwaukee plays the Wizards in Washington on November 7 and then travels to Philadelphia on November 9. The Bucks are 3-2 on the season and host the San Antonio Spurs tonight.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin contributed to this story.