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Obama to Welcome LeBron James and Miami Heat to White House

7:09 PM, Jan 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will welcome the Miami Heat to the White House. Star player LeBron James, a donor to Obama's presidential campaign, is expected to attend.

Barack Obama and Reggie Love playing basketball

"Later in the afternoon, the President will welcome the NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House to honor the team and their 2012 NBA Championship victory.  The President will also recognize the Heat’s ongoing support to the men and women who serve in our military and their families, continuing the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts on and off the court. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be open press," Obama's official White House schedule reads.

"It's always cool to be able to go," star Heat player Dwyane Wade told the Associated Press. "It's special any time you get invited to the White House, but especially to go as champions, it doesn't get any better than that."

LeBron James has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Obama's cause.

Vice President Joe Biden's schedule indicates that he will not be attending tomorrow's event.

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