The Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to visit the White House after a five-year wait. After winning their first championship, the Cavaliers paid a visit to the White House in 2016. No team had visited the White House since them until last year. As a result, President Joe Biden greeted the Bucks with open arms.
Published: 11 June 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Finals MVP, was also recognized by the President. After a while, an NBA team visited with the president. Former President Barack Obama, a basketball fanatic, has met players such as Steph Curry and LeBron James. Though, for a good reason, the President drew the attention of the Bucks’ role player last year.
Donte drew the President’s notice
President Biden Joe praised his colleagues and commended the team right at the opening of the ceremony. Donte DiVincenzo, a former Bucks player, was taken aback when the President honored him. Donte and the president are both from Delaware, in case you didn’t know.
The President recalled his high school team and reminded everyone of DiVincenzo’s honor for player of the year.
Donte’s college career was also acknowledged by President Joe Biden. DiVincenzo was a two-time national champion with Villanova. Donte enjoyed his greatest season in the NBA with the Bucks, averaging 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. However, he was injured after the first two games of the playoffs and was forced to sit out the rest of the season. Donte, on the other hand, received a ring in the end.
President Biden heaped admiration on Giannis Antetokounmpo
President Biden held Giannis in the highest regard. Giannis’ family went to Greece, and the three brothers eventually made their way to the United States to play. The President said that at one point, the three brothers had to share basketball sneakers, and that Giannis now has a Nike endorsement agreement.