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  1. Obama says NBA's Spurs represent what U.S. should be about

    President Barack Obama praised the sportsmanship of the San Antonio Spurs as "a great metaphor for what America should be all about."

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2015
  2. President Barack Obama plans Dem fundraiser at Alonzo Mourning ho...

    President Barack Obama will host a fundraiser for House Democrats at the home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  3. Miami Heat, Michelle Obama team up for fitness and healthy eating...

    Michelle Obama is a big proponent of fitness. The Miami Heat are big fans of the photobombing craze.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  4. President fetes Heat with hardwood humor

    Tom Haberstroh

    WASHINGTON -- It wasn't so much a presidential championship ceremony as it was Barack Obama's comedy hour. And of course, the loudest laugh of the day had to come at the expense of Heat point guard Mario Chalmers. It had to. Before wrapping up hi...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. President Barack Obama honors Miami Heat for 2nd straight NBA tit...

    President Barack Obama has congratulated the NBA champion Miami Heat for showing the "heart and determination" it takes to sit atop the league.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  6. Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose welcomed back in tweet from President...

    Nick Friedell

    President Barack Obama welcomed Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose back to the court with a tweet.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  7. Shumpert supports first lady ... with a rap

    Jared Zwerling

    Iman Shumpert might not have the same fame as fellow Chicagoan Dwyane Wade, but, like the Miami Heat All-Star, the young New York Knick has teamed with the first family. While Wade is involved with President Barack Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  8. LeBron James of Miami Heat, President Obama congratulate Chicago ...

    Hours after celebrating his own title with a parade in Miami, Heat star LeBron James tweeted out congratulations to another champion as he saluted Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane for winning the Stanley Cup.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  9. 2013 NBA Finals -- President Barack Obama calls Miami Heat coach ...

    The White House says President Barack Obama has congratulated the Miami Heat's head coach on winning the NBA championship the second year in a row.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  10. Miami Heat's liberated LeBron James rules hoops, Brooklyn Nets

    Ian O'Connor

    Now LeBron James is free from the burdens that weigh on uncrowned kings.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  11. Miami Heat honored by President Barack Obama during White House v...

    President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  12. Miami Heat to visit President Barack Obama on Monday

    The White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  13. Obama compares Romney to Jeremy Lin

    Ian Begley

    It seemed like every Knicks fan was behind Jeremy Lin last season during his rise from anonymity to NBA icon. But that wasn't the case. There was a large segment of the Knicks faithful who never believed in Lin. And that group often pointed t...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  14. President Barack Obama's Kevin Youkilis ribbing draws Boston boos...

    President Obama drew some boos for good-naturedly ribbing a Boston audience about the Kevin Youkilis trade.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. 2012 NBA Finals -- President Barack Obama calls Erik Spoelstra, c...

    President Barack Obama has called the Miami Heat head coach to congratulate the team on its NBA championship.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  16. What sports can bring to the debate about race in America

    Jeff MacGregor

    Trayvon Martin and the Miami Heat have brought the games we play back to the forefront of the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America. Are sports truly colorblind?

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012