Good things come to those who wait, providing they know where to wait. North Carolina State’s basketball star Thurl Bailey knew where to wait was at the White House, the home of President Barack Obama: the first man of color to call 1600 Pennsylvania home. Bailey told USA TODAY: “Contacting President Obama was one piece of our incredible journey that had eluded us for far too long.” Traditionally, the National College championship teams were honored at the White House Celebrations. President Obama will invite the North Carolina State Wolfpack to the White House on May 9. The Wolfpack was the winners of the 1983 National College Championship. It was a long time coming, but it’s gonna come.