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Obama greets champion Kings, Galaxy

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Tuesday was a day to love L.A. at the White House, as President Obama congratulated the NHL champion Los Angeles Kings and MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy.

He saluted the fact that both teams overcame rough patches before their title runs.

"We also found out that both these teams are full of some pretty stand-up players and coaches. They're out in the community year-round. They're changing lives, they're making a difference," Obama said.

The nation's 44th president emerged with a No. 44 Kings jersey, and a No. 1 Galaxy jersey.

"I'm a little resentful coming from Chicago that L.A. seems to be getting all these championships," Obama said.

After meeting with the president, several players from both teams discussed fitness and nutrition with school children.

Kings right wing Dustin Penner was asked if he ever got in a fight.

" I have," he said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "It happens."

The Galaxy contingent included star forward Landon Donovan, who is on a sabbatical from his club team and the U.S. national team.

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