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Behanan catches White House nap
Tuesday was a busy day for the Louisville men’s basketball team, which visited the White House to be honored for winning the NCAA championship in April.
It was so busy, in fact, that one Cardinals player — forward Chane Behanan — had to pause for a quick cat nap while the team was at the president’s crib:
Chane is sleeping at the White House. Haha pic.twitter.com/Q73nNCvZxj— Gorgui Dieng (@GorguiDieng) July 23, 2013
It’s hard to blame Behanan, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds in Louisville’s championship game victory over Michigan. You’d be tired too if you had the morning he had.
The team had already boarded the plane leaving Louisville by 9 a.m. (that’s Behanan in the front):
Then they sat in miserable traffic between Baltimore and Washington, which will suck the life out of anyone:
I'm sure this traffic to Washington is because word is out that the natl champ Cards are headed to the White House pic.twitter.com/VR505oY7bA— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) July 23, 2013
They got to the White House just after noon:
Played with Bo:
And after his nap, Behanan posed for pictures — all of that before the ceremony even started:
Eventually, President Obama got a custom jersey:
And posed for a team picture:
The 2013 NCAA Champions have left the White House & are headed to the Capitol pic.twitter.com/lM6i1AVkzu— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) July 23, 2013
Then, after touring the Capitol:
And grabbing another breather:
The team headed for the airport and arrived back home in Louisville, just over 12 hours after they left:
The national championship Cardinals have landed back in Louisville. Great day in our nation's Capitol today. Honored to have the opportunity— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) July 24, 2013
So you go ahead and take that nap, Chane Behanan. And take it wherever you want. You deserve it, and I’m sure Mr. Obama will understand.
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