Jun 5, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; President Barack Obama (center) greets the Baltimore Ravens at The White House. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Spokesman: Obama Praises Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs


If you were unaware, President of the United States Barack Obama is a basketball fan. So certainly one could envision Obama being glued to the television watching the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat for a historic game 7.

And just like the rest of America, Obama stayed up late to watch Game 7 unfold.

“He said … that he was simply sad that it was over, that it was a great series,” said Obama spokesman Jay Carney, via USA TODAY. “Two great teams, very dramatic outcome of so many of the games.

“So he certainly congratulates the Miami Heat, but both teams for playing such a remarkable finals.”

Barack Obama’s hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, didn’t have a successful playoff run this year losing in the semifinals to the Miami Heat. But his hometown Chicago Blackhawks are still competing for a Stanley Cup Title.

The Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win the NBA Championship in the best of seven series. And while Drake was denied access to the locker room to celebrate, we think Obama could’ve gotten in. But they’ll have to wait to celebrate at the White House later.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Barack Obama Lebron James Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs