President Barack Obama wrapped up his 49th birthday bash with perhaps the ultimate gift for a basketball fan.
Someone arranged for Obama to play hoops with a “dream team” of NBA stars — past and present – (and UConn Huskies superstar Maya Moore) at Fort McNair, a short distance from the White House.
It was a private game, meaning the White House press pool was not allowed into the gym to capture images. But we’re told Carmelo Anthony, Derek Fisher, Dwyane Wade, Grant Hill, LeBron James, “Magic” Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Bill Russell, and David West were among those in the lineup. Kobe Bryant was there too, but didn’t play.
Those who did suit up played before an audience of wounded soldiers and teenagers in a White House mentoring program. But there was no word on who made Obama’s team or who won.
After the game, it was back to the White House for a barbecue on the South Lawn with Gulf shrimp on the menu.