The nation’s “Hoopster In Chief” will be throwing quite the campaign fund-raiser next month as “ESPN.com” has reported that some of the biggest names in the NBA will play in an exhibition game in Washington D.C. on December 12. According to the report Basketball Hall Of Fame member Magic Johnson and Boston Celtics All-Star forward Paul Pierce, have both committed to play in the “Obama Classic Basketball Game” which will be held to help raise money for the President’s re-election campaign. Johnson and Pierce join Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul and Pierce’s teammate on the Celtics Ray Allen. That list will likely expand in the next few days as many of the stars from the current NBA, as well as some players from the past are rumored to be interested in playing.
President Obama, is an avid basketball fan and still plays a pretty decent game of hoops himself. The President was a member of his high-school basketball team, known for his accuracy in shooting treys. There has been no decision whether the President will take part in the game that will be held next month.