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King James visits the President

Trip to the White House brings out the kids in LeBron and his Heat teammates

Originally Published: January 4, 2013
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- If LeBron James and the Miami Heat repeat as NBA champions this season, President Barack Obama would like to think he contributed a major assist.

After all, the nation's commander-in-chief believes he played a small role in last season's title run that ended with a Finals victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and ultimately landed the Heat their White House visit on Monday afternoon.

"A few of them were here a couple of years ago for a pickup game on my birthday," Obama ...

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