President Obama cracks Bulls jokes at Heat White House visit

President Obama cracks Bulls jokes at Heat White House visit
January 15, 2014, 9:30 am
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Tony Andracki

President Barack Obama may have a future as a stand-up comedian.

On Tuesday, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat visited the White House for the second straight year and in his mini-speech, Obama made sure to let everybody know where his allegiance lies -- with the Chicago Bulls.

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"Outstanding athletes, outstanding organization, outstanding team, but also outstanding members of their community," Obama said of the two-time defending champs. "We're very proud to have them back. We wish them great luck for the rest of the season...unless they're playing the Bulls."

Mr. President then went on to pay tribute to the Heat's 27-game winning streak last season (which the Bulls ended).

"Extraordinarily impressive, almost as impressive as the Bulls' 72-win season," Obama joked, referencing the 1995-96 campaign in the height of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen's dynasty in Chicago.

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Obama didn't stop there, joking that if he didn't take a picture with the team quick, somebody on the Heat was bound to yell at point guard Mario Chalmers, a popular whipping boy of the 2012-13 championship team.