Mama, I Made It: Heat Visit the White House!
“We’re in the White House right now, which is like, like ‘Mama I made it,'” James said, as the audience laughed and cheered.
“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.
Obama said one of the things he’s proudest off 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.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the team hopefully will serve as an inspiration to the nation of what can be done “when you come together and sacrifice your egos for a greater goal” and “hard-hat work ethic.” – espn
The Miami Heat visited the White House and President Barack Obama on Monday, as honored guests for winning the 2011-12 NBA Championship! Lebron exclaimed, “Mama, I made it!”, and the Heat were besides themselves! Lebron presented the prez with an autographed ball, and Obama thanked them for supporting military service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (off the court). Actress Gabrielle Union (Wade’s wife), UN ambassador Susan Rice, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Frederica Wilson were all at the event. The last time, the Heat were at the White House was in 2006 after their championship that year. Check out the comments above, and Chris Bosh’s photobomb pic below!