President Barack Obama’s love affair with basketball has been well-reported. Like many of us, the man simply loves his hoops. But when you are the leader of the free world, and rabid fan of the sport, you clearly have the ability to pull together a roster of talent for a pickup game like no other.
Such is the case with the upcoming Obama Classic, a fundraiser for the Obama campaign, to be held in New York City on August 22. Legends scheduled to participate include Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Penny Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, among others. Scheduled to join them will be Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter, Joe Johnson, and Kyrie Irving, Sheryl Swoopes, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Tracy McGrady, Paul Pierce, Austin Rivers, Rajon Rondo, Steve Smith, Dawn Staley and John Wall.
Check back for exclusive interviews and updates next week.
With well over a thousand entries yesterday and everyone from Half Cent and Zoom Rookie designer Marc Dolce (above) to Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist joining in on the fun, it was great to see the sneaker community rally together and show Penny Hardaway some birthday love during our first annual #1CentDay celebration.
We’ve compiled the top 25 WDYWT photos tagged yesterday with the #1CentDay hashtag below, with quite a great prize in store for the winner.
Vote ahead for the best #1CentDay photo, and the winner will receive an exclusive Mystery Air Penny sneaker from NikeSportswear, Sole Collector and Iam1Cent.com in their size.
Because of the overwhelming amount of photos received, voting will continue all day today and the winner will be selected on Friday, July 20th at 10 AM PST.
The Top 5 vote getters will all receive a subscription to Sole Collector Magazine.
Thanks again for participating everyone, and enjoy a look at some great Penny sneakers ahead.
Go to SoleCollector to view images and vote!