President Obama Hosts Dallas Mavericks

President Barack Obama invited members of the Dallas Mavericks Championship team to the White House to honor their NBA title.

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President Barack Obama accepts a team basketball jersey from from Dallas Mavericks captain Dirk Nowitzki, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during a ceremony honoring the 2011 NBA basketball champions Dallas Mavericks. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: President Barack Obama (R) is given a jersey from Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks during an event to honor the NBA champions in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: President Barack Obama (R) is given a jersey from Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks during an event to honor the NBA champions in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: President Barack Obama (L), and owner Mark Cuban participate in a event to honor the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: Mavricks Coach Rick Carlisle (L),and owner Mark Cuban (2nd-R) share a laugh while flanked by team members, during in an event to honor the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban shares a laugh with team members during in an event to honor the NBA champion, in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: President Barack Obama poses for a picture with the Dallas Mavericks during an event to honor the NBA champions in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: President Barack Obama (C) is flanked by owner Mark Cuban and members ofnthe Dallas Mavericks during an event to honor the NBA champions in the East Room at the White House on January 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2011 NBA champions for claiming their first title beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA payoff finals. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Dallas Maverick basketball team center Dirk Nowitzki, Monday, Jan., 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during a ceremony honoring the 2011 NBA basketball champions Dallas Mavericks. Jason Kidd is second from left, head coach Rick Carlisle is third from left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Barack Obama poses with the 2011 NBA basketball champions Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Jan., 9, 2012, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Team owner Mark Cuban is at right. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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