Miami Heat honored by President Obama at White House for second-straight NBA title (photos/video)
For the second year in a row, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the Miami Heat paid a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to be honored by President Barack Obama for winning an NBA title.
“This group has now won twice, but it’s gone to the Finals three times, and sometimes it feels like they are still fighting for a little respect,” the President said, as members of the Heat organization looked on. “I can relate to that.” Ha. What a joker.
Obama specifically singled out Ray Allen for his clutch game-tying three-pointer with time winding down in Game 6 forced overtime and saved the Heat, who were on the brink of elimination.
“It’s one of the most iconic shots of all time,” Obama said.
The Heat presented Obama with a No. 44 Heat jersey — with “POTUS” on the back. Head coach Erik Spoelstra also presented the President with a trophy that featured an autographed basketball on top.
“The Heat showed us the kind of heart and determination it takes to be a champion,” Obama said. “They also showed what heart means off the court.”
Some photos of the event via the Instagram accounts of the Miami Heat, LeBron James and Chris Bosh.