President Barack Obama honors Heat

Updated: January 29, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA championship after falling short just a year before.

"Everybody doing their part, is what finally put the Heat over the top," Obama said, as he welcomed the team to the White House Monday to celebrate their victory.

The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the NBA Finals last June.

The president also recognized the franchise's work off the court. He thanked them ...

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