Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 3:40 pm  |  16 responses

Miami Heat Visit President Barack Obama in the White House (VIDEO)

LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat stopped by the White House today, and were feted by President Barack Obama. It was a predictably festive affair — James exclaimed, “Mama, I made it!”; Dwyane Wade joked about Obama signing with the Heatles on a 10-day contract. More from the Miami Herald: “Out of uniform and looking dapper, Miami Heat players were honored Monday at the White House by President Barack Obama, a basketball fan who gushed over the play of team stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. In the packed East Room of the White House just before 2 p.m., Obama recapped the team’s road to victory in last year’s NBA championship, as 25 players, Coach Erik Spoelstra and team owner Micky Arison stood behind him. He singled out James’ performance during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, describing it ‘as one of the best in basketball history.’ [...] The President then added that James ‘had a scary look in his eye.’ Obama went on to call Wade ‘the heart and soul of this team,’ and noted that Wade led the Heat in blocks in the 2012 playoffs. ‘And in the post-game press conferences,’ Obama said, ‘he dressed well enough to land himself in GQ magazine.’ Wade brought his signature style to the White House as well. He wore a stylish gray suit highlighted by a pair of red, white and black dress shoes. Obama asked Wade to show off his shoes during his 10-minute meet-and-greet with the team in the Blue Room. Obama gave Chris Bosh credit for returning from injury during the playoffs to play an important role. The President then had some fun with Mike Miller, who famously played injured throughout the entire postseason. ‘Mike could barely walk,’ Obama said, ‘and he still hit seven three pointers in the final game. I still don’t know how he did it.’”

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  • Kingdom Man

    Hey Lebron, ask obeyme about the NDAA…

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Norris Cole borrowed his father’s tie.

  • Dutch Rich

    Rio gets crapped on twice

  • bike

    Rumor has it that LeBron cornered Obama in private to let the Prez know he didn’t like how much his taxes went up after the fiscal cliff went down and Obama told LeBron to go fu*k himself.

  • vroom

    Nah. That’s what John Boenher said to Harry Reid. Real talk he told him that twice lmfaooo. I love when politicians get caught cursing at each other.

  • LakeShow

    Mean while in Texas, Spencer Hawes is hanging out at the Bush ranch.

  • The Philosopher

    Two kings rubbing elbows…

  • Max

    Lebron, please take off those glasses.
    And lol at Chalmers at 7:35

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    It’s great to see these guys make it to this level. Especially since, like LeBron said, a lot of them came from humble beginnings.

  • dani700

    This was so cool! Love the President and love the Heat! It can’t get any better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    playing with a slinky

  • Darksaber

    The POTUS just baptised Hakeem Olajuwon as the Guru of the low post. Awesome

  • hamidashimono

    Great speech by the President and fantastic to see all the players and coaches excited to meet the President too!

  • Lloyd

    Barack’s cool man but Lebron’s hair/head is jacked up!


    but he is used to it by now.

  • Dutch Rich

    Seems to be immune to it