|Kevin Love presents a Cavs jersey to President Obama. Photo/CD Brown.|
Obama gave his synopsis of Game 7 calling the comeback, "remarkable."
"The comeback was remarkable, And you learn about people when they’re down against a historically good Warriors team", said the president. "Cavs won Games 5 and 6 by double digits. You had both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving becoming the first duo ever to score 40 points apiece in a Finals game. And then, in Game 7, the Cavs fall behind on the road, only to fight back and lock up the title with an unbelievable two minutes. There was “The Block” what LeBron has said was the defining play of his career. “The Shot” by Kyrie putting the Cavs up five. “The Stop” by Kevin Love... I hadn’t seen defense like that."
Cavs in the Community
The president also commented on the work the Cavs have done in their community.
"And that’s why the Cavs have always given back to their fans and the community that’s been so loyal to them. Over the last 22 years, they’ve given more than $23 million to local charities. And more than just the money players and coaches made about 200 visits annually to schools, hospitals, food kitchens, and more, including assisting educational programs that reach more than 100,000 kids in Northeast Ohio."
The franchise has also supported the Obama adminstration's My Brother’s Keeper, Let’s Move! and Joining Forces initiatives. James has committed to paying tuition to over 1,100 deserving Cleveland youth.
The 6-1 Cavaliers are in town to take on the 2-5 Washington Wizards Friday at Verizon Center.
In this vid, James talks about meeting their rival Wizards.
See : Cavs visit veterans.