The LSU women’s basketball team is getting a lot of love from across the country for their national title win, but the team did not feel the love from the highest office in the country.
After being in attendance for LSU’s thrilling national championship game win over Iowa in Dallas on Sunday, the first lady said she would like to have the runner-up Hawkeyes come to the White House in addition to the champion Tigers.
“I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do. So, we hope LSU will come,” she said while speaking at the Colorado state capital in Denver. “But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe [Biden] I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game.”
The Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament tweeted out a link to an ESPN story about Biden’s idea and called it “a joke.” The White House Press secretary then came out to smooth things over to let the country know that the First Lady wanted the Tigers at the White House.
It seems that the ship has sailed.
In a recent interview on the I Am Athlete podcast, the LSU Tigers star rejected Biden’s apology and stated they would rather go see the Obamas.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, the 44th President congratulated LSU on their title win.
“Congrats to the new champs, @LSUwbkb! They earned it, and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more from them in the years ahead,” Obama tweeted.
Reese was delighted to see her team getting such praise from the former President. Taking to Twitter she had just four words: “I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!”
The LSU Tigers rose as high as No. 3 overall during the 2022-23 basketball season. Losses to South Carolina and Tennessee dropped them to No. 9 at the start of the NCAA Tournament. They quickly showed everybody that they were the best team in the entire tournament.
The team had wins over Hawai’i, Michigan, Utah, Miami, and Virginia Tech before crushing Iowa in the national title game.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.