Milwaukee Bucks celebrate NBA title with visit to the White House
WASHINGTON (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks capped off a series of events and ceremonies celebrating their NBA championship with a visit to the White House Monday, Nov. 8.
Players, coaches, ownership and team execs toured the White House and then met on the south lawn with President Joe Biden, who congratulated the team on their crowning achievement.
NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo reflected on his experience growing up in Athens, Greece.
He closed out his speech by stressing the importance of hard work.
"This is a great example that you know, hard work, sacrifices, if you dedicate yourself, waking up every single day trying to get better in anything you do, anything you love, believing in your dreams, you can accomplish great things in life," Antetokounmpo said. "I've done that my whole life, and I'm in the White House. This is awesome."
This is the first time an NBA world champion team has visited the White House since 2016, when Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers met with President Barack Obama.