Remember the days of when sports teams used to gleefully be honored at the White House for their athletic accomplishments? Of course, that was prior to the last four years where many a sports team – including those from the WNBA – wanted nothing to do with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Those days are over and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have since been inaugurated as President and Vice President. President Biden gave a halftime interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One radio during Super Bowl LV and mentioned that he would love to have sports teams be honored once again at the White House.
— Jim Gray (@JimGrayOfficial) February 6, 2021
— Westwood One Sports (@westwood1sports) February 8, 2021
Of course, there is one rather pressing issue that has to be dealt with first.
Oh, I’d love to have them. I’d love to have them. The only thing that stands in the way now is COVID.
–President Joe Biden (Westwood One)
Biden mentioned that such events, for now, would be “super-spreaders,” but his press secretary, Jen Psaki, recently announced in a White House press briefing that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which won Super Bowl LV and the Los Angeles Lakers, that won last year’s NBA championship in its Disney bubble, would receive White House invites.
The Seattle Storm, which won the 2020 championship at the Wubble at IMG Academy, are due an invite. As are the 2019 champion Washington Mystics. After all, Delaware’s favorite daughter, Elena Delle Donne plays for the ‘Stics and Biden is, of course, the First State’s favorite son. Let us not forget the 2017 Minnesota Lynx either.
Typically, these White House visits occur when, in the case of WNBA teams, they take road trips to play the Mystics. Until then, virtual White House visits may be the way to go for now.
We miss this.
Leave us alone, Mr. Covid. We are tired of you and over you. *Le sigh*