Lakers are set to meet with President Obama very soon!

Picture 4O.C. Register: The Lakers have set a date to be the first NBA champions celebrated at the White House by President Barack Obama: Jan. 25.

The White House isn’t prepared to confirm it – and probably won’t until about a week before, because sometimes things suddenly come up when you’re the leader of the free world – but the visit is now planned on the Lakers’ schedule as surely as the game the next night against the Washington Wizards.

Except you can rest assured far more Lakers anticipation and preparation will go into meeting Obama than facing Gilbert Arenas.

What remains to be seen is whether Obama brings the Lakers over to his recently renovated full-size basketball court at the White House. It’s hard to imagine the hoops-crazy Obama would miss out on such an opportunity – and would Kobe Bryant be true to his tradition and refuse to take it easy on the prez? – but this is going to be one spectacular moment on the Lakers’ side, too.

The White House trip falls on the sixth day of an eight-game, 14-day trip that starts in Cleveland and features Boston as the next-to-last stop. As epic as those games loom to be, they won’t compare with meeting Obama for most Lakers.

In fact, the leadership of this Lakers team, in the form of both team captains and the head coach, has been aligned with Obama all along.

Kobe Bryant was one of the millions who went old-school the day after Obama became the first black U.S. President and scurried for commemorative copies of his local newspaper (yes, The Orange County Register) to save for himself and his children.

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  • lakerbunny

    OBAMA SHOULD MEET THEM IN L.A. SINCE THE LAKERS HAVE A HIGHER APPROVAL RATING!!!

    • http://facebook.com/jaimeq Jaime Quintanilla

      LOL

  • deemac1

    LOL this is exactly why I didnt mind us losing in 08. Cause Lakers didnt have to meet that Texas Retard Bush!!! lol

    • lakerbunny

      FROM A RETARD TO A DIMWITTED HALFBREED, WHAT AN UPGRADE! NO MATTER HOW MUCH RELAXER MICHELLE PUTS IN HER HAIR TIGER WILL NEVER BE ATTRACTED TO HER!!!

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      Bite you tongue deemac1! The lakers could meet David Duke and I wouldn’t mind had they won the ’08 championships. That would’ve meant that the Lakers would’ve been tied with those Cockston bastards with last year’s win as far as championships! And with this coming season’s, they would’ve outdone them leprechauns!

      And George would’ve been on his best behavior. That would’ve marked the 1st time that he’s in a room with that many black people since he was stuck in the elevator with Colin Powell and Condolleeza Rice. LOL!

    • B Holland

      What an asshole. Who cares who the Lakers meet in the whitehouse as long as they win the championship. Don’t be a retard DumbMac.

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    ^^^That’s funny Lakerbunny! I’m hoping that by the Lakers going to the White House and meeting the Prez, he might want to grant them a stimulus package as well. We’re gonna need the extra $$ to help out with the salary cap!

  • Sean All Ivy

    If they hit the court with Barack I hope they film it. That would be very cool to see

  • http://www.ld2k.com Chris Manning

    Sasha vs. Obama – one on one. Do it!

  • blackmindblacksoul

    Who cares! Please stop with the lie that this dude is the first black president because he isnt. I wish Kobe and Mbenga would go to the white house with an Afrikan garb on, and see if David Stern will blackball them like he did to Craig Hodges.

    • kobe,bi-curious?

      lmao then i guess your either think Calvin Coolidge or Bill Clinton was the first black presidant? I hope your not saying this because he is mixed because a lot of Black people are mixed inless they are from Africa. Maybe your waitng for the first 75% black president?

  • thisisweaksauce

    Now didn’t the Celtics mention that they wanted to repeat so that they could President Obama? Oh well, that sucks.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan..

    I wonder if we can sign Barack Obama as a backup shooting guard or point guard.

  • kobe,bi-curious?

    @ lakerbunny. Why u do you care about the cheating half breed so much for. Why dont you run for prez if you think your ideas are better. If not then stfu and vote in 2012.

    • lakerbunny

      I DIDN’T SAY I CARED ABOUT HIM I JUST WISH MORE BLACK WOMEN WERE MUSLIMS SO THEY WOULD HAVE TO WERE THAT DAMN VEIL!

    • lakerbunny

      SOMEBODY GOT HIS BLINDLY FOLLOWING FEELINGS HURT! EXACTLY WHAT “””IDEAS””” HAS HE HAD BESIDES THE HOPE AND CHANGE (HOAX AND CHAINS)? HOPE IS ETERNAL AND HITLER WOULD BE CHANGE SO THEY’RE BOTH MINDNUMBINGLY IRRELEVANT! HE READS “EVERYTHING FROM A TELEPROMPTER. WHO’S THE PUPPET MASTER? THE “HEALTH CARE” BILL WAS WRITTEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BY CONGRESS! HE HAS COME OUT FOR THAN AGAINST THAN FOR THAN AGAINST A PUBLIC OPTION! HE SAID PUTTING MORE AMERICANS ON MEDICARE ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH, BUT NOW SUPPORTS IT IN THE SENATE BILL!

  • Real Dumb

    I really hope this doesn’t pan out. I mean, seriously, incompetence is contagious. Do you really want the Lakers to perform like Obama has so far? Obama is the Clippers of Presidents.

    • lakerbunny

      THAT’S AN INSULT TO THE CLIPPERS!

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