Obama Classic: President Turns NBA’s Folly into His Gain

November 19th, 2011 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
Barack Obama has put several currently idle basketball players to work. With the NBA on lockdown, and games cancelled until December 15th, President Obama has announced the Obama Classic.

The exhibition game will be December 12th and played in the District. The proceeds will be going to Obama's reelection campaign.

Judging by the following list of players, the president had no problem finding willing participants.


Players Confirmed to Play (via donate.barackobama.com):

Ray Allen, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Tyson Chandler, Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant, Baron Davis, Patrick Ewing, Derek Fisher, Rudy Gay, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Dwight Howard, Juwan Howard, Antawn Jamison, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Knight, Kevin Love, Jamal Mashburn, Cheryl Miller, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Chris Paul, Quentin Richardson, Doc Rivers, Steve Smith, Jerry Stackhouse, Amare Stoudemire, Tina Thompson, John Wall and Russell Westbrook


According to the Washington Post, "Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said both the venue and Obama&rsqu ...

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