*Today, President Obama is scheduled to meet with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. It’s not clear, though, that the basketball-loving president will shoot hoops with Kobe Bryant and his teammates.
Continuing a practice of emphasizing community service while celebrating champion sports teams, the president will accompany the Lakers to a Boys and Girls club, and visit with the kids on Monday, according to a White House advisory.
Typically the president brings teams to the White House — as happened after the Lakers won the NBA title last year — but this time he’ll make his comments congratulating the team at the club.
The Lakers won their 16th NBA championship in June by beating the Boston Celtics. They’ll play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, the day after meeting with Obama.