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Spurs 2014 Championship Team Honored At White House

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The Spurs celebrated their 2014 championship with President Obama on Monday.

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The Spurs took a trip to the White House on Monday to be honored by President Obama for their 2014 championship.

Obama spoke about the team, lauding their team-first mentality and sportsmanship. He remarked on Tim Duncan, and his ability to play well despite his age: "It makes me feel good to see that folks in advancing years can succeed in a young man's sport."

The President joked about Coach Popovich's tenuous relationship with the media.

He talked about the international make-up of the team, stating ""It’s the UN of basketball teams. And it shows the way that this wonderful sport has become an international sport."

At the end of his remarks, Obama spoke about Becky Hammon, whom the Spurs hired as the first full-time, fully-paid female assistant coach in the NBA. He also recognized the Spurs' efforts in San Antonio to help improve literacy and community development.

To cap off his statements, Obama jokingly offered help to the Spurs, saying "If you guys need any tips on winning back to back, you know where to find me."

After Obama's remarks, the Spurs presented him with a signed basketball and a personalized jersey, labeled "POTUS", with the number 1 on it.

Following the presentation, many of the Spurs took to Twitter to comment on their experience.