President Barack Obama accepts a San Antonio Spurs team basketball jersey from San Antonio Spurs team members, from left, forward Tim Duncan of the Virgin Islands, guard Manu Ginobili of Argentina, and guard Tony Parker of France, as the president honored the 2014 NBA Champions the San Antonio Spurs basketball team during a ceremony in the East Room White House in Washington, Jan. 12, 2015.
President Barack Obama accepts a San Antonio Spurs team basketball jersey from San Antonio Spurs team members, from left, forward Tim Duncan of the Virgin Islands, guard Manu Ginobili of Argentina, and guard Tony Parker of France, as the president honored the 2014 NBA Champions the San Antonio Spurs basketball team during a ceremony in the East Room White House in Washington, Jan. 12, 2015. AP
President Barack Obama accepts a San Antonio Spurs team basketball jersey from San Antonio Spurs team members, from left, forward Tim Duncan of the Virgin Islands, guard Manu Ginobili of Argentina, and guard Tony Parker of France, as the president honored the 2014 NBA Champions the San Antonio Spurs basketball team during a ceremony in the East Room White House in Washington, Jan. 12, 2015. AP

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January 12, 2015 6:08 PM