The NBA may lock out its players over player-owner negotiations, but a few players have an open invitation from President Obama December 12th to come to Washington, DC as the president hosts the first ever Obama Classic.
Players from both the NBA & WNBA confirmed to participate include:
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 - Juwan Howard - Antawn Jamison - Earvin "Magic" Johnson - 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 - and Magic Johnson, with more players to be added, and movie producer Spike Lee set to be one of the coaches.
The December 12th event is scheduled for a 4 pm showdown. The venue has not been confirmed. We think since the president has a standing invite from
this guy, it will likely be held here. We see it's available that day.
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