President Barack Obama welcomed the kings of Cleveland to the White House Thursday.

The reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers visited the White House on the same day as another high-profile visitor: President-elect Donald Trump.

The President invited the team after it defeated the Golden State Warriors for the NBA title in a thrilling seven-game series, which delivered the city its first professional sports championship since 1964.

After the victory in June, the President, whose love of basketball has been well-documented, called Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, telling him he hoped the team would “have a chance to come by the White House before I leave office.”

Lue responded: “We’re definitely going to do that,” adding, “We’re going to schedule it when you’re in the White House, for sure.” The trip by the Cavaliers was planned weeks in advance to coincide with the team’s game Friday night against the Washington Wizards.

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