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Obama Praises NBA Stars for Taking 'Their Roles as Fathers Seriously'

2:49 PM, Jan 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Today at a White House event celebrating the NBA national champions the Miami Heat, President Barack Obama praised stars on the basketball team for taking "their roles as fathers seriously."

"There’s a lot of focus on what happens on the court, but what’s also important is what happens off the court," said Obama. "And I don't know all these guys, but I do know LeBron and Dwayne and Chris. And one of the things I’m proudest of is that they take their roles as fathers seriously. And for all the young men out there who are looking up to them all the time, for them to see somebody who cares about their kids and is there for them day in and day out, that's a good message to send. It’s a positive message to send, and we’re very proud of them for that."

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