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Las Vegas Aces visit White House to celebrate 2022 WNBA title

Las Vegas Aces stars A'ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray present Vice President Kamala Harris with a jersey as Harris honors the 2022 WNBA champions in a White House ceremony. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Aces are in the midst of a historic 2023 season, in which they have become the first WNBA team in history to reach the 30-win milestone. Still, they found time Friday to celebrate their 2022 championship.

Vice President Kamala Harris hosted the reigning champions at the White House. The Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun last September to win their first title in franchise history.

“Today, we celebrate a group of leaders that define excellence in every way,” Harris said. “All of this leadership, of course, is part of a larger story and it is the story of the WNBA,” Harris said. “You inspire our young people and people across our nation to dream with ambition. You are living the truth that women belong in every room and on every court.”

The celebration comes after 2022 league MVP and Aces star A’ja Wilson asked in June on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, when her team would get its White House visit. The date was set soon afterward.

Harris hosted the team at the White House in place of President Joe Biden. The change was announced earlier in August, after Biden extended his family vacation to Saturday.

The Aces will head across Washington to face the Mystics at 7 p.m. ET Saturday.