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President Obama congratulates Heat

Updated: June 22, 2012, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

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

Obama made the call from Air Force One while traveling in Florida for campaign events. The White House says the president complimented Spoelstra on the performance of the players and coaches and said the team seemed to get stronger as the playoffs wore on.

The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to win the best-of-seven ...

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