NCAA Champs Get Call From Commander in Chief

After beating Kansas 67-59 in the 2012 NCAA Championship game, the University of Kentucky Wildcats gets their eighth championship, and a very special congratulatory call.

President Obama called coach John Calipari to congratulate him and the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team on their 2012 NCAA championship victory.

The President told Coach Calipari that his team played with class and dignity, and that it was a great game to watch. The President also commended Coach Calipari on his first title win and told him that he looks forward to congratulating the entire team in person and receiving his own Wildcats jersey at the White House.

Coach Calipari passed the phone to Anthony Davis, and the President congratulated the Chicago native on earning the Final Four Most Outstanding Player Award.

Davis, among several other Kentucky players are expected to make the leap to the NBA.

Even Earvin Magic Johnson is on the UK bandwagon, suggesting that at least five of the UK players could make the transition.

One former Kentucky player, who did make the NBA transition - Washington Wizards' John Wall tweeted. "Congrats to my UK boys. #NationalChamps!

Watch the vid below to see why UK, in 2012, was better than all the rest.

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