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The Miami Heat Visit the White House

Whether you love them or you hate them, there’s no denying the talent that the Miami Heat roster and coaching staff possess. After winning a second consecutive NBA championship, the entire Miami Heat roster and organization were invited to the White House in Washington D.C. for the second time.

While at the White House, the team were given the privilege to have a meet-and-greet session with President Obama. For some it was a first time experience meeting the President, for others like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, they have already met and played basketball with President Obama on numerous occasions.

Besides taking a ton of posed as well as off-guard photos with the President, the Miami Heat organization presented Obama with gifts as well. The first of two gifts was a custom, No. 44 “POTUS” (President of the United States) Miami Heat jersey which was presented by Ray Allen. The second gift was presented by the Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra. It was a custom, black NBA Finals trophy with each player’s signature in gold ink and each players name engraved in the base of the trophy in white font. Barack Obama was also one of the names engraved in the trophy.

Before the visit to the White House ended, President Obama was sure to show off his sense of humor by throwing in a couple of jabs at the Miami Heat due to the fact that he’s a Chicago native and a long time fan of the Chicago Bulls.

President Obama Welcomes Heat to the White House – Full Speech

Fun Fact: The number on the jersey that the Miami Heat presented to Obama was representation of Barack Obama being the 44th president of the United States.

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Nate Robinson Aka “the Terminatetor”

I’ve heard it said, that you measure the stature of man by the size of his heart. If this holds true, then Nate Robinson, of the Denver Nuggets, just might tower over every other player in the league. A fearless competitor on the court, but a humbled young man with huge family values. When asked about his greatest individual exploits in the league, throughout his NBA career, Nate gushingly says “It all ties back into my kids, and being able to ensure them a great life.” I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with the 3 time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, during his recent photoshoot with Taylor’D & Bow.

T&B: Who was your favorite player growing up?
NR: Michael Jordan

T&B: Great Answer.

T&B: Who’s your toughest match up in the league right now?

NR: I would have to say it’s Isiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings, who’s also a Seattle native. He’s like a little brother to me. We’re about the same size.

T&B: Which arena are you most excited about playing in this year?

NR: Madison Square Garden. Just returning there. I used to play for the Knicks a few years back, and now going back there, it’s just something about playing in the Mecca. Now going back there, it’s just something about it. The Garden.

T&B: Okay, okay…What’s the highlight of your career so far?

NR: The biggest highlight of my career so far is not even basketball related. It’s my beautiful Kids. They help me pretty much. I wake up every morning, knowing that i’m obligated to ensure that they have a great life. So that’s the highlight of my career, my kids.

T&B: Okay, that’s Dope… Who’s the best player from your City or neighborhood not to play in the NBA? You know how you have a lot of Street Ball legends, that never got the opportunity to make it to the NBA?

NR: Oh, yeah, I have a best friend, and my brother, my brother didn’t make it to the NFL. He was a great football player, and they call him Chicken. His name is Anthony Stewart. We call him Chicken. He’s probably one of the best football players to ever come out of Seattle, and the best basketball player is my best friend Artess Ballard; his nickname is A.J.

T&B: If you could choose any current NBA analyst or commentator to build your franchise, who would it be?

NR: Uh, I would probably say Stephen A. Smith.

T&B: Okay, good choice! If you could choose any nickname to go on the back of your jersey, what would it be?

NR: Oooh, that’s a tough one, but it would always have to be “Nate the Great”…T&B: Nate the Great!”… NR: My mom, everybody calls me “Nate the Great.” I have a lot of different nicknames, “Nate the Great”; “KryptoNate”… TB: Oh, KryptoNate?” Oh, that’s hot, I like that one… NR: “Hold Dat, All That”, It don’t matter(slight chuckle)… T&B: “Hold Dat, All Dat” it don’t matter, alright; I hear that!

T&B: How would your describe your style? Like fashion wise?

NR: Fashion wise, my style? I feel like I can damn near pretty much make anything look good, because of my confidence. I’m okay in my own skin, so that’s why to me. That’s how I look at it.

T&B: That’s great! Alright now, so we’re gonna sum it up, and wrap it up. How would you describe, and what is your final thoughts on the Taylor’D & Bow experience?

NR: It was a great experience for me, it was Teyana, and the family are great humble people. Funny, make you laugh, they make you feel like you’re not really doing a photoshoot. It was definitely a relaxed atmosphere & comfortable. It felt like I was at home. I had a wonderful time.

T&B: Nice! Well thanks Nate. Thanks for your time! Man, we’re pulling for you man! You’re definitely one of our favorite players right now! Much Love brother!

NR: Thank y’all, I appreciate y’all! Make sure y’all put on the site “DO Y’ALL LOVE NATE ROBINSON OR NAH!!!!! (everyone bursts into laughter)…T&B: Do you have anything you want to say to Teyana?…NR: Yes, tell her I said thank you for everything, thank you for the opportunity, very humble person, well respected, very beautiful, so young and talented, her future is bright! Tell her I said thank you. Oh yeah, tell her I said BYRENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!(laughs)

In closing, Taylor’D & Bow would like to once again thank Nate Robinson for a wonderful shoot!

Carmelo Anthony Sets New Franchise Record

New York Knicks swingman, Carmelo Anthony, has single handedly ascended his name on the NBA’s Hall Of Fame list. Melo has broken the Knicks franchise record for the most points in a regular-season game by putting up an impressive 62 points on the scoreboard. Anthony’s 23-35 field goal shooting has also landed him in the record books as the first player to drop 62 points at the Madison Square Garden as well.

Carmelo Anthony broke Knicks legend, Bernard King’s 60-point record for most points from a player in the franchise. In the same night, Melo has also broken Kobe Bryant’s 61-point effort for the most points scored at the Madison Square Garden.

You could already sense that it would be an special night at the Garden as Melo banked in a buzzer-beating half-court shot, right before his team headed to the locker room at halftime.
Along with Melo’s 62 points, he also hailed in 13 rebounds in his 125-96 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.