We know that President Barack Obama was paying close attention to the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship win against the Golden State Warriors -- and their subsequent shirtless celebration tour. To repay him, the team is going to take an unorthodox measure.
Obama is set to leave the White House in January, but head coach Ty Lue will make sure that the Cavs make their trip to D.C. before the next president takes office.
On Bleacher Report Radio with Howard Beck, Lue made it clear that the team would much rather greet Obama in celebration of their NBA title than whoever turns out to be his successor.
Ty Lue says "we definitely will" visit the White House before Obama leaves office. Either regular season or preseason, if necessary.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) July 3, 2016
Common practice is for the previous year's champion to greet the president when they take a trip to play the Washington Wizards on the road. Last year, the Warriors made their trip in February. The NBA schedule hasn't been revealed yet, but it's clear that Cleveland -- and LeBron James, who Obama says he's friendly with -- wants to make sure the trip comes before he leaves office.
It makes sense, given that Obama may be the biggest NBA fan to ever live in the White House -- and especially considering how reports have linked him to an NBA ownership role in his post-presidential life.