President Obama Plays Basketball With NBA Stars

The nation's first baller-in-chief takes on King James.


During his birthday weekend, President Barack Obama played ball with NBA superstars at Fort McNair. LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Alonzo Mourning, Grant Hill, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Maya Moore and a host of others were in attendance. Afterward the group had a barbecue at the White House. Now, that's what we call a birthday celebration. We're sure his critics are stewing. How dare he play one game of basketball during a recession? We say, play on ...


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