The Heat's visit to Washington D.C. this week was anything but an average road trip.

In the nation's capital for a game against the Washington Wizards, the Heat met with President Obama for a ceremony honoring last year's NBA champions. Several players, coaches and personnel also took an after-hours tour of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive Holocaust museums in the world.

The tour was organized by shooting guard Ray Allen, who says he tries to see the museum whenever he's in Washington, D.C.

Ray Allen Arranges For Miami Heat To Visit U.S. Holocaust Museum In D.C. Slideshow


Ray Allen

The veteran guard has taken his teammates to the museum during several different trips to D.C.


Shane Battier

Battier joined teammates Allen, LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier, Roger Mason Jr., Joel Anthony and James Jones on the trip.


Ray Allen

“It’s important; it’s a matter of humanity,” Allen said of the museum. “Anytime I’ve had time in D.C., I’ve taken my teams to the museum. When you see that, it gives you more compassion.”


Erik Spoelstra

The Heat's coach, along with general manager Andy Elisburg, accompanied the players at the museum.


Erik Spoelstra, Joel Anthony

Several players were moved to tears by the emotionally jarring exhibits.


Heat players and staff

“Ray is a really, really impressive guy,” Andres Abril, the museum’s mid-atlantic regional director, said of Ray Allen. “He really appreciates the fact that he can share this with his teammates.”

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