The last time an NBA championship-winning team went to the White House was in November 2016, when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were feted by Barack Obama simply days after Donald Trump won the election. With Trump’s presidency simply days away from ending, James and the current franchise he has actually caused an NBA title, the Los Angeles Lakers, are wanting to restore the tradition some time after Joe Biden takes workplace.

That’s according to Yahoo Sports, which pointed out league sources Thursday in reporting that both Lakers gamers and group management “see it as a satisfaction and an honor to have their accomplishment recognized by the incoming president.” Scheduling could be a concern, with the Lakers hoping that Biden will have some schedule when the group takes a trip to Washington this season to play the Wizards, together with possible issues triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.