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June 29, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Live from the White House: Seattle Storm honored

The Storm is on a bus headed to the White House, the team reporting via Twitter that players are dressed to impress. President Obama will honor them for their 2010 WNBA Championship, the Storm giving him a replica championship ring with his name on the side of one panel. The organization is also giving Obama a Storm jersey displaying the number 10 in reference to the championship year, not PG Sue Bird.
Five members from the championship squad are not making the trip, three-time MVP Lauren Jackson traveling to Colorado to see a specialist regarding her injured left hip. Former teammates Svetlana Abrosimova (Russia) and Jana Vesela (Czech Republic) are competing in Poland for an Olympic bid while Australians Abby Bishop and Alison Lacey are in their native country.
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Entire Storm team dressed up, looking fabulous! Katie in bright red, Swin in navy blue. Ashley looking stunning. Bus rolling to White House.less than a minute ago via CoTweet Favorite Retweet Reply


The president is also holding his first news conference since March and recognizing Pride month.
You can view the event here:



UPDATE:
WNBA reporting via Twitter that the ceremony will also air on NBA-TV.
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2010 WNBA Champion @SeattleStorm visit the White House today to meet President Barack Obama!! See it LIVE on @NBATV at 1:45pm/et.less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

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