Lakers go to Washington

The Lakers' visit to the White House was an emotional honor for team, family

Updated: January 26, 2010, 6:50 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

WASHINGTON -- It's been just more than a year since Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States of America, and he still hasn't gotten around to converting the bowling alley in the White House into a basketball court.

But even without any 10-foot baskets in the building, the Lakers' arrival to the East Wing of the White House on Monday to be recognized for their 2008-09 NBA championship sure made the whole place feel like a basketball arena.

"The only thing ...

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