The Los Angeles Daily News reports:

The Los Angeles Lakers will be honored at the White House today for winning last season’s NBA championship.

The team, coach Phil Jackson and Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson, will be joined by President Barack Obama for the ceremony in the Palm Room, according to White House officials and team spokesman John Black.

The team’s White House visit is expected to last about an hour. It will come one day before the Lakers face the Washington Wizards in the fourth game of an eight-game, 12-day road trip.

The visit will be the Lakers’ first at the White House since January 2002, their only visit during their three-peat tenure.