Posted Jun 21, 2013 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has congratulated the Miami Heat's head coach on winning the NBA championship the second year in a row.
Obama called Coach Erik Spoelstra on Friday afternoon. The White House says Obama pointed out the team's relentless determination and noted it was a historic season for the team and for its MVP, LeBron James.
The White House says Obama told the coach that he'll have the team to the White House to congratulate them in person on their victory.
Miami won its third NBA championship Thursday night, topping the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 of the finals.
Listen to all the action from tonight's match-ups between the Heat vs. Spurs and the Clippers vs. Lakers.
|Inside the NBA: Spurs Defeat Heat|
The Inside guys discuss the Spurs win over the Heat.
|Inside the NBA: Suns Top Thunder|
The crew talk about the impressive Phoenix Suns in their victory tonight over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
|Clippers vs. Lakers|
Darren Collison scores 24, Blake Griffin scores 20, and DeAndre Jordan scores 17 as the Clippers rout the Lakers 142-94.
Tim Duncan and LeBron James talk postgame after the Spurs defeat the Heat in San Antonio on Thursday night.