To the victor go the spoils
The Miami Heat Visit The White House
Via Huffington Post
President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before.
“Everybody doing their part, is what finally put the Heat over the top,” Obama said, as he welcomed the team to the White House Monday to celebrate their victory.
The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the NBA Finals last June.
The president also recognized the franchise’s work off the court. He thanked them for supporting military service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Obama said one of the things he’s proudest of is that many of the team members_ including LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade_ “take their roles as fathers seriously.”
“For all the young men out there who are looking up to them over time, for them to see somebody who cares about their kids and is there for them, day in, day out, that’s a good message to send,” Obama said.
Said ‘Bron ‘Bron about his first championship trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave:
“We’re in the White House right now, which is like, like `mama I made it,'” James said, as the audience laughed and cheered.
Indeed Lebron, you and your raggedy hair line FINALLY made it to the White House. Congratualtions.
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