Miami Heat Take Wives And Girlfriends To The White House

News & Views | Bené Viera | 01/15/2014 | 11:00 AM EST

Miami Heat congratulated by the President at the White House

One of the many perks of being the wife or girlfriend of an NBA player on a championship team is being invited to the White House to meet President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

President Obama opened the White House doors for the 2013 NBA Champions, the Miami Heat. The president began his speech with a couple witty jokes before congratulating the team for being two-time champs.

"Last season the Heat put together one of the most dominating regular seasons ever by a defending champion," the president said. "They won a team record 66 games. At one point they won 27 games straight–the second longest winning streak ever. Extraordinarily Impressive. Almost as impressive as the Bulls' 72-win season."

The President has always made it abundantly clear his favorite NBA team is his hometown team of the Chicago Bulls. He also made a joke about Congress saying members from both parties love the Heat. “Because we all know nothing brings people together like the Miami Heat,” he joked.

Michelle Obama Instagrammed a picture of herself, Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The players contributed to her anti-obesity campaign “Let’s Move.”

"We grabbed @KingJames, @DwyaneWade, @ChrisBosh, and @RayAllen to help spread the word about eating healthy and drinking water. #LetsMove #DrinkUp," she wrote.

Gabrielle Union
, Adrienne Bosh and other wives and girlfriends of the players accompanied their men for the event. Adrienne rocked Chanel while Gabrielle Union wore a cream dress. Union was all smiles as she posed for selfies and photobombed the guys’ photo.

The life. To be in the presence of the POTUS and FLOTUS at the White House is such an honor.

(Photos: Gabrielle Union via Instagram)

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