Executive order: What would Heat players do as president?
MIAMI — The Secret Service might want to beef up security around Air Force One and Marine One when the Miami Heat visit the White House on Tuesday.
That’s because several Heat players said they would put mileage on both aircrafts if given the opportunity to change places with President Obama for a day.
"I’d fly around in Air Force One and the helicopter," Miami’s Norris Cole told FOX Sports Florida. "I’d fly around in Marine One and give the famous wave, touch the people."
Fellow point guard Mario Chalmers and forward Chris Bosh gave answers similar to Cole’s, though Bosh had an ulterior motive.
"I wouldn’t do anything political. I’d fly in Air Force One and the helicopter and see what I could get away with," Bosh said. "They have the little presidential M&Ms with the presidential seal on them — I’d eat them.
"I’d also order room service at the White House, order something crazy. I’d try to get away with a bunch of stuff and see who’d tell me, ‘No’ — then I’d fire them."
The Heat earned Tuesday’s trip to White House by winning their second consecutive NBA title in June. They’ll play the Wizards at the Verizon Center on Wednesday night.
Dwyane Wade, who has spent time with fellow Chicagoan Obama several times, will be making his third visit to the White House as a member of an NBA championship team.
Asked what he would do if president for a day, Wade thought for a few seconds before replying.
"It changes over the course of my life," Wade said. "When I was younger, I might have had a different answer. Right now, off the top of my head, I’d give everybody off to spend time with their family. Call of the dogs, everybody’s off. The world shuts down for a day — nobody works, so you better have food at home so you can cook at home. Everything is shut down."
Apparently, great players think alike.
"I’d give the Miami Heat a week off from playing basketball games," LeBron James said.
To do what? "To do nothing," the King said.
Several Miami players were a bit more serious when saying what they would do with a day at work in the Oval Office.
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