President Obama invited the Miami Heat for a visit to the White House to congratulate them on the team’s 2012 NBA championship and also to acknowledge the Heat’s ongoing support to the men and women who serve in our military and their families.
The guys brought along their wives and significant others:
During his remarks the president took time to mention Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade roles as fathers:
One of the things I’m proudest of is that they take their roles as fathers seriously. And for all the young men out there who are looking up to them all the time, for them to see somebody who cares about their kids and is there for them day in and day out, that’s a good message to send. It’s a positive message to send, and we’re very proud of them for that.