LeBron James and the 2012 NBA Champions, the Miami Heat, were honored by President Obama in a ceremony that saw the 'king' a bit overwhelmed.
|The Miami Heat with President Obama. Photo/CD Brown.|
Not bad for a team the president called "a little up-and-coming basketball team".
The 'up-and-coming basketball team' fended off Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma Thunder, 121-106 in Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals to which the president credited himself for their win.
"Now, I’m not trying to take all the credit, Coach, but I think that it’s clear that going up against me prepared them to take on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook", joked the president. "It sharpened their skills. It gave them the competitive edge that they needed. And I think part of the reason they came back today is they want another shot at the old guy."
Before visiting the president at the White House, the team and coach visited wounded warriors at Walter Reed Hospital, which head coach Eric Spoelstra called "inspiring".
|Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra with President Obama. Photo/CD Brown.|
'Inspiration' Americans are hoping will trickle down to both Republicans and Democrats to get the work done that's needed for the American people.