The Obama lockout game!?! Durant, Dwight, Cp3 | Barack Best Hoop Vids
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OK, the tickets are between $100-$5k as opposed to free-50 like most of the lockout games this summer but it is a fundraiser and the game is headlined by the President of the United States. How insane is that.
The roster includes Ex Miami Heat players Zo, Stackhouse, Steve Smith, Jamal Mashburn and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul, Knicks center Amare Stoudemire, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher who will finally get to take a suit off, shut up and play.
I just don’t see Obama lacing up his Jordans and playing but you do know he’s the Ray Allen in the White House and Robert Horry in the clutch.
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Can’t wait for this game!
The latest lockout offering? The Obama Classic Basketball Game, a fundraising event that apparently will have a Miami Heat flavor.
Friday night, BarackObama.com, a fundraising wing, announced that an NBA lockout game will be held Dec. 12 at a yet-to-be-announced venue in Washington, with Miami Heat forwards Chris Bosh and Juwan Howard, as well as Heat executive Alonzo Mourning among those on the playing rosters.
Mourning, 41, has not played since sustaining a serious knee injury in 2007, but has taken the court for various charity events. He is one of many retired players listed among the participants.
NBA lockout rules strictly forbid active players and members of team or NBA staffs to participate in common events, which also would be a factor with Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Orlando Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing listed as event participants. To this point, team and league executives have been told to remain away from such lockout exhibitions.
However, the Sun Sentinel learned Friday night that the NBA has issued dispensation for team officials and locked-out players to interact in Obama event.
Proceeds go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the Democratic Party and Obama’s re-election campaign.
The website BarackObama.com says, “Please join us in Washington, DC for a game featuring basketball’s greatest super stars in support of the Obama Victory Fund.” The participants are listed beneath an “Athletes for Obama” logo.
There is no word whether the President will have any involvement in the game.
Tickets are priced from $100 to $5,000.