Lynx honored at White House for 3rd time in 5 years

- With every Lynx WNBA championship comes a trophy, and also a trip.

For the third time in five years, the Lynx left behind their Target Center home for the most famous house in America for the day.

President Barack Obama honored the team in Washington, D.C. for their 2015 WNBA title in a tradition that does not get old for Lynx players.

“These are special memories that we are creating,” Lynx forward Maya Moore said.

The Lynx’s three opportunities to meet Obama matches the most visits by a professional sports team since the president took office. The Chicago Blackhawks and San Francisco Giants also have made three championship visits to the White House.

However, this team’s feats on the court are not what impress POTUS.

“These women and women across the WNBA are setting their own example for girls growing up, and they are aware of the responsibilities that come with it,” Obama said.

This visit will be the last one for the Lynx with President Obama in the White House, but Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen is hoping to lobby for an extension to keep this president in office to keep this good run going.

“Maybe, if there’s a chance, we can get some legislation passed to give you four more years so we can keep coming to see you,” Whalen joked.

“I can be your good luck charm, but you’ll have to negotiate with Michelle," Obama told the team. 

The Lynx are 13-2 to start the 2016. They are pursuing back-to-back WNBA championships for the first time in team history.


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