President Obama receives Miami Heat nickname jersey

President Barack Obama has congratulated the NBA champion Miami Heat for showing the "heart and determination" it takes to sit atop the league.

It was a return visit to the White House for the team on Tuesday, in honor of its second straight NBA title.
— Associated Press

The Miami Heat presented President Obama with his own nickname jersey.

"Presenting the president with his nickname jersey...." Photo courtesy of Instagram via chrisbosh

Obama Meets With NBA Champion Miami Heat At The White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: National Basketball Association 2012-2013 champion Miami Heat players Ray Allen (L) and Chris Bosh (2nd L) present President Barack Obama with a jersey during an event at the White House January 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is the second year in a row the team won the championship and made a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With NBA Champion Miami Heat At The White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: National Basketball Association 2012-2013 champion Miami Heat players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade share a laugh during an event in the East Room of the White House January 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is the second year in a row the team won the championship and made a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Hotel Hallway selfie pt2... presidential flow...#justmeandmygirlfriend #unionwade #whitehousebetterbeready." Photo courtesy of Instagram via dwyanewade

"Just chillin in the White House with @dwyanewade & @chrisbosh. Privileged and honored to be here! #ICouldGetUsedToThis #SuitedOut #WeDoThisFashionThing." Photo courtesy of Instagram via kingjames

"Just chillin in the White House with @dwyanewade & @chrisbosh. Privileged and honored to be here! #ICouldGetUsedToThis #SuitedOut #WeDoThisFashionThing." Photo courtesy of Instagram via kingjames

Obama Meets With NBA Champion Miami Heat At The White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: National Basketball Association 2012-2013 champion Miami Heat player Chris Bosh (L) presents President Barack Obama with a signed basketball during an event at the White House January 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is the second year in a row the team won the championship and made a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With NBA Champion Miami Heat At The White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses for photographs with the National Basketball Association 2012-2013 champion Miami Heat including Rashard Lewis, Mario Chalmers, LeBron James, Juwan Howard, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, James Jones, Joel Anthony, team President Pat Riley and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra at the White House January 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is the second year in a row the team won the championship and made a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama is given a basketball and jersey by Miami Heat players Ray Allen, left, and Chris Bosh, second from left, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team . Behind them are Miami Heat forwards LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, upper left, team president Pat Riley is at center, and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is next to Riley

President Barack Obama is given a basketball and jersey by Miami Heat players Ray Allen, left, and Chris Bosh, second from left, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team . Behind them are Miami Heat forwards LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, upper left, team president Pat Riley is at center, and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is next to Riley. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama points to his name on a commemorative trophy giver to him by Miami Heat head basketball coach Erik Spoelstra during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team

President Barack Obama points to his name on a commemorative trophy giver to him by Miami Heat head basketball coach Erik Spoelstra during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

"@kingjames @dwyanewade @rayn34 & I ready to meet the president. Always a privilege. #distinguishedgentlemeng." Photo courtesy of Instagram via chrisbosh

"@kingjames @dwyanewade @rayn34 & I ready to meet the president. Always a privilege. #distinguishedgentlemeng." Photo courtesy of Instagram via chrisbosh

"@kingjames took a moment to chat with a young HEAT fan after today's ceremony with the President." Photo courtesy of Instagram via miamiheat

"President Obama after receiving his @miamiheat gifts." Photo courtesy of Instagram via miamiheat

"On stage with President Obama!." Photo courtesy of Instagram via miamiheat

Miami Heat player Ray Allen, left, holds a Miami Heat jersey as fellow player Chris Bosh presents President Barack Obama with a signed basketball after the president honored the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Washington

Miami Heat player Ray Allen, left, holds a Miami Heat jersey as fellow player Chris Bosh presents President Barack Obama with a signed basketball after the president honored the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama, flanked by Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, right, and team president Pat Riley poses for photos during a ceremony to honor the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team the Miami Heat on their second-straight title, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama, flanked by Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, right, and team president Pat Riley poses for photos during a ceremony to honor the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team the Miami Heat on their second-straight title, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

People in the audience take photos and video as President Barack Obama arrives to honor the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team Miami Heat on their second-straight title during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Washington. Coach Erik Spoelstra is next to the president, Lebron James is at left

People in the audience take photos and video as President Barack Obama arrives to honor the 2013 NBA Champion basketball team Miami Heat on their second-straight title during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Washington. Coach Erik Spoelstra is next to the president, Lebron James is at left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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