6 Best Moments From the Heat’s White House Visit

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Go inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the Miami Heat.

Jan 15, 2014 | 07:00 PM

For the second consecutive year, the two-time NBA Champion Miami Heat spent the afternoon at the White House with President Obama. The team was praised for a standout season—an impressive 27-game win streak, 66 total wins, come-from-behind Championship win, and an exemplary demonstration of teamwork, on and off the court.

While the Miami Heat may seem like regulars at the White House, the moment was not lost on them. The gracious guests came bearing gifts. They presented the president, a devoted Chicago Bulls fan, with a commemorative championship trophy, autographed basketball, and customized number 44 “POTUS” Heat jersey. Also, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and his fiancé Gabrielle Union, weren’t shy about reveling in the moment and sharing photos via social media. Here are six of our favorite photos from their unforgettable visit.

The Heatles "Big Four"—Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James—pre-gaming before the ceremony. They clean up rather nicely!

A few days after the Heat wore nickname jerseys against the Brooklyn
Nets, Allen (a.k.a. Jesus Shuttlesworth), gave Obama his very own "POTUS" team jersey.

Allen, Bosh, James, and Wade took a load off and enjoyed a hearty laugh with the First Lady.

The beautiful WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of the team didn't allow the men in their lives to hog all of the spotlight. They posed together and showed off their serious and sweet sides in a fun group shot.

James might have been at the White House on "official business," but that doesn't mean he couldn't make time for his fans. He broke away from the pack to briefly chat with a young King James fan.

And here’s the moneyshot: President Obama’s personal commemorative championship trophy, emblazoned with his name and presidential number, 44.  For a Bulls fan, the president sure is accumulating lots of sweet Miami Heat memorabilia!

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