L.A. sports has taken a hit recently. The Lakers highly touted team composed of four future Hall of Fame players has barely squeaked into the playoff picture, while the Clippers, after a perfect month of December in which they won 17 consecutive games, have fallen from that 1st place perch all the way down to 4th.
Let’s not talk about the Dodgers missing the playoffs, USC’s utter failure of a season, UCLA’s early exit from the NCAA Tournament, or the fact that we still don’t have a football team.
But despite all the setbacks, there has been plenty of good in L.A. sports, namely the Kings winning their first Stanley Cup and the Galaxy winning their fourth MLS Cup. And lest L.A. or the rest of the country should forget those achievements, our two championship teams took to reminding the nation of L.A.’s success via the President himself.
Both the Kings and the Galaxy visited President Obama today, with each squad giving the President his own jersey, reports Laist.com. The teams also participated in the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” fitness campaign.
That was a whole lot of L.A. champion swagger up in the White House today. Even President Obama had to give respect:
I’m a little resentful coming from Chicago that L.A. seems to be getting all these championships. But they don’t just share a hometown, they also share a pretty good comeback story.
Keep the faith, people. Remember, L.A. has not one but two championship winning teams in town, and that’s a lot to be proud of.
– Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio