President Barack Obama greeted the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury at the White House today.

Obama praised Mercury captain and WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi for her outstanding play during the past year and her display of teamwork and unselfishness in recognizing her teammates when accepting the Finals MVP award after the 2009 Finals.

The president also thanked the team for its high ideals as role models for the young, citing his daughters Sasha and Malia as fans that look up to the team. He mentioned he could relate to tall women as he has three he lives with that “post him up under the boards all the time.”