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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:25 PM

President Obama welcomes Miami Heat to White House to celebrate 2012 title



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"President Barack Obama welcomed the Heat to the White House to celebrate their 2012 NBA championship on Monday.

LeBron James, the regular-season and Finals MVP last season, delivered a basketball autographed by the team to Obama, who encouraged him to give a brief speech by saying, “It’s your world, man.”

James started by thanking the president before veering a little off-the-cuff to express his excitement.

“I mean, on behalf of myself and my teammates we want to thank you for the hospitality, for allowing us to be in the White House,” James said. “I mean, we’re in the White House! I mean, Prez said that it’s real casual, so: We’re kids from Chicago, Dallas, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Miami, and we’re in the White House right now! Mama, I made it!”

The comments followed a short speech from Obama, who singled out most of the Heat’s roster one-by-one. He called James’ play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics “one of the greatest performances in basketball playoff history,” noting that James “had a scary look in his eye” as he scored 45 points."

http://nba.si.com/2013/01/28/lebron-james-barack-obama-miami-heat-white-house/

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:38 PM

1. I shoulda voted for Rmoney!

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. Normally I'd have something scathing to say about the Heat.

But they were pretty classy the other day responding to the news about Rondo, so,

Congratulations, Heat!

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:52 PM

3. First Fan

He looked like he had a blast with these guys. And because most of them campaigned for the President this has to be even more fulfilling

Love them

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