Obama Sets All-Star Basketball Game to Raise Money for Re-Election Campaign
The "Obama Classic," scheduled for Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C., will include Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher and L.A. Clipper Blake Griffin.
President Obama, an avid basketball fan, is hosting an all-star game with a lineup of current and former NBA greats to raise money for his re-election campaign.
Members of the Obama Victory Campaign sent out e-mails Monday night encouraging "fans who are going through basketball withdrawal and want to support the president" to come to D.C. for the first ever "Obama Classic" on Dec. 12.
Among those playing: 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, Hamady Ndiaye, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Quentin Richardson, Doc Rivers, Steve Smith, Jerry Stackhouse, Amare Stoudemire, Tina Thompson, John Wall and Russell Westbrook.