On Wednesday, President Obama welcomed the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House to honor the team and their victory in the WNBA Finals. One of eight original WNBA franchises, the Mercury went to the WNBA Finals in 1998, 2007, 2009, and 2014 and won the title in 2007, 2009 and 2014 over Detroit, Indiana and Chicago respectively. The president said the team, who brought him an XL Phoenix jersey, represented what the WNBA is all about: changing how young women see themselves.

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