Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Obama congratulates Lakers on 16th NBA title


Posted Jun 18 2010 7:03PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has congratulated Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson and his team on winning the NBA championship for the second year in a row.

Obama also congratulated Jackson on winning his 11th championship as a head coach.

The White House says Obama told Jackson in a telephone call Friday that the series between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics was great and worthy of the rivalry between the two teams. Obama said he looked forward to congratulating the players in person at the White House.

The Lakers rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit Thursday night to defeat the Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoKia MVP Nominee: LeBron James
The Miami Heat's LeBron James is a nominee for the Kia Most Valuable Player.
photoKia MVP Nominee: Kevin Durant
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant is a nominee for the Kia Most Valuable Player.
photoKia MVP Nominee: Blake Griffin
The Clippers' Blake Griffin is a nominee for the Kia Most Valuable Player.
photoKia MVP Nominee: James Harden
The Rockets' James Harden is a nominee for the Kia Most Valuable Player.
photoKia 6th Man of the Year Nominee: Manu Ginobili
The San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili is a nominee for the Kia 6th Man of the Year.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.