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.
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