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By Phil McCausland

On Thursday, the White House hosts a series of fierce competitors.

At 11 a.m., President Barack Obama and the first lady welcome President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House, the first of what is likely to be a number of meetings between the Obamas and the Trumps.

President Obama will meet with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, while the first lady meets with Melania Trump in the White House Residence.

Vice president-elect Mike Pence will travel with Trump and will meet with Vice President Joe Biden while the Trump meets with Obama, an aide said.

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The events are closed to the press.

But in the afternoon, the press will be able to observe the President as he welcomes the Cleveland Cavaliers on the South Lawn. Obama, an avowed basketball fan, will honor the team for their Cinderella-story 2016 NBA Championship.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha pose for a family portrait with Bo and Sunny in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Pete Souza / The White House