May 11th, 2009
09:04 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama talks hoops with Carolina Tar Heels


WASHINGTON (CNN)–The University of North Carolina men's basketball team, winner of the 2009 NCAA championship, met with President Obama Monday at the White House.

Led by coach Roy Williams, the Tar Heels posed for photos with Obama after presenting him with a personalized "Obama 1" jersey and framed photo of the president with the team. The photo was taken after Obama hit the court with the team for a game of pick up during a campaign stop in Chapel Hill in April of last year.

President Obama welcomed the team to the White House and also thanked the team for "salvaging my bracket and vindicating me in front of the entire nation." Obama choose the team in March to win the NCAA title.


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  1. LA2NC

    Wow, some of the posters here are really funny. We're in the same 2 wars that we've been fighting for 7+ years, same bad economy for the past 2 years . Some people really need to read up on the duties of the president, the salary, etc.

    With everything that Pres Obama has on his plate, I don't deny him a chance to welcome the Heels to the White House. It didn't bother me when Pres Bush welcomed sports teams either.

    May 11, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. Chris (SC)

    Wish Obama would give my Cubs some much needed luck, Even if you are a White Sox fan the Cubs need to win just one in my lifetime and things will be fine.

    May 11, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  3. Sheryl

    Nice!!! Way to go TEAM!! Just like we have in the White house, great team players!!!!

    May 11, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
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