Click here to Skip to main content

Obama on Heat: 'It takes some time'

Posted Nov 24 2010 10:58PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Miami's slower-than-expected start is a talking point around the NBA. Around the White House, too.

And the nation's First Fan says the Heat will need time to reach their best.

President Barack Obama -- who wasn't thrilled that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade turned down the Chicago Bulls this summer -- told ABC's Barbara Walters that when it comes to the Heat, it would be prudent for fans to be patient.

"It takes some time for the team to come together," Obama said. "There's no 'I' in team. So no matter how good a player is, no matter how good a group of players are, if they haven't played together before they are not going to be as good as a team that has played together a long time."

The Heat dropped to 8-7 with a 104-95 loss in Orlando on Wednesday night.

photoIn-Depth with Paul George
Thunder forward Paul George sits down for an in-depth interview about his arrival to OKC.
photo1-on-1: Paul George
Paul George takes a moment to talk with Lesley McCaslin at his welcome party in OKC.
photoLA Clippers Re-sign Blake Griffin
The LA Clippers announced their re-signing of five-time All-Star Blake Griffin.
photoJayson's Tatum Top 10 Plays from the Las Vegas Summer League Clone
Check out Jayson Tatum's Top 10 Plays from the NBA's Utah and Las Vegas Summer League!
photoLonzo Ball's Top 10 Plays from the Las Vegas Summer League
Check out the best of Lonzo Ball from the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League!

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.