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Barack Obama and the Los Angeles Lakers in January 2010. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

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By Andy Gray

Congratulations to Barack Obama for defeating Mitt Romney to win a second term as POTUS. In honor of the election, here's a look back at some NBA champions visiting the White House.

Ronald Reagan and the Boston Celtics in 1984. (Ira Schwarz/AP)

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Ronald Reagan and the Los Angeles Lakers in 1985. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Bill Clinton and the Chicago Bulls in 1997. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

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Bill Clinton and the San Antonio Spurs in 1999. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

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George W. Bush and the Boston Celtics in 2008. (Jim Young/Reuters)

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Barack Obama and the Dallas Mavericks in 2012. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

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