When President Obama welcomed LeBron James and the Miami Heat back to the White House to honor the team for winning their second-straight championship title on Tuesday, the “King” apparently had something on his mind other than basketball.
According to an Instragram from NBC associate producer Stacey Klein, James asked a woman in attendance for her phone number.
The photo of the team and president was captioned with the anecdote.
“Pretty decent day at the WH today. The Miami HEAT gave a "POTUS" jersey to the head honcho and I watched LeBron ask a girl for her number, right in front of me. He just got married in September. #happilyeverafter #champions #picstitch.”
She eventually amended the post to read, "The HEAT at the WH today. Team presented a "POTUS" jersey to the head honcho,” but not before it had already made the rounds on social media.
James married longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson on Sept. 14.
Whether that particular endeavor pays off might remain a mystery, but the team’s trip sounds like it was a success.
"Last season, the Heat put together one of the most dominating regular seasons ever by a defending champion," President Obama said. "They won a team-record 66 games. At one point, they won 27 games straight -- the second-longest winning streak ever."
The Heat are looking to win their third straight championship this season.
"The Heat showed us the kind of heart and determination it takes to be a champion," the President said. "And they also showed what heart means off the court."
Had he known about the alleged incident, it’s possible the president would have tweaked that last sentence just a tad.
[White House Blog]