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NBA stars in Obama fundraiser

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  1. basso

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    the 99% charged thousands of dollars to see the 0.000000001% work to reelect President Goldman Sachs.

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    A number of NBA stars have committed to play in an exhibition game to raise money for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

    The mix of hoops and political fundraising will be staged Dec. 12 for the "Obama Classic Basketball Game" in Washington, D.C.

    The venue for the game has not been finalized, but a number of former and current NBA players already have committed to participate. They include: Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh.

    Sources also said Baron Davis, Vince Carter, Alonzo Mourning. Jamal Crawford, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Amare Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Derek Fisher, Antawn Jamison, Juwan Howard, Quentin Richardson, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Knight, Jerry Stackhouse, John Wall, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Doc Rivers are expected to play. Veteran WNBA star and all-time leading scorer Tina Thompson and former USC great Cheryl Miller also is expected to participate.

    Tickets, which range from $100 to $5,000 for courtside seats, are not on sale yet but will made available to the general public, an Obama campaign official said. Proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund, which is jointly held by the Democratic National Committee and Obama's re-election campaign.

    Whether Obama will directly take part in the event was left an open question.

    "The President's participation is to be determined," the campaign official said.

    Obama treated himself to a pick-up game with several current and former NBA stars in August 2010. But his basketball exploits have been less publicized since an errant elbow in a game with White House staffers and officials required 12 stitches in the President's lip.

    Ric Bucher is a senior NBA writer for ESPN The Magazine. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
     
  2. da_juice

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    Go back to the D&D.
     
  3. cheke64

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    What a waste of money. Your reputation should get you re-elected.
     
  4. RudyTBag

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    Amen...
     
  5. BetterThanEver

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    Take the politics back to freerepublic.com.
     
  6. Child_Plz

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    Well Warren Buffet gave him money too, I guess billionaires and millionaires doesn't care about their taxes getting raised.
     
  7. RedRedemption

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    What in the world?
    Please learn how to write sensibly before setting foot in the D&D.
     
  8. basso

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    ya'll so sensitive.
     
  9. basso

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    grammar pohlice commin' to git yo' azzz.
     

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