President Obama congratulates Heat, cracks Mario Chalmers joke

By Royce Young | NBA writer

For a second straight season, the Miami Heat had the honor of being congratulated at the White House by the president.

President Obama talked a lot about Game 6 -- "And then they brought out the ropes, and then Ray Allen saw them bring out the ropes." -- but also made sure to mention how the Heat have a knack for bringing people together... to cheer against them.

"We all know nothing brings people together like the Miami Heat," Obama said.

He also recognized the fact the Heat had one of the most dominant regular seasons in NBA history.

"Extraordinarily impressive," Obama said. "Almost as impressive as the Bulls' 72-win season."

And then Obama brought his best wise crack out as the team gathered to take a picture.

"With that, I think we should take a picture, but we should make it quick, before one of these guys starts yelling at Mario," he said.

Even President Obama clowns on Mario Chalmers.

 
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