Barack Obama announced the “Obama Classic Basketball Game” today via his website which will take place on December 12th, 2011 in Washington D.C. at a venue to still to be announced. The President may not be willing to step in and stop the lockout but he definitely can make use of the NBA talent currently unemployed. Tickets range from $100-$5000 and all proceeds will go to support the Obama Victory Fund, which is a joint fund-raising committee that supports both President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The announcement via The President’s website details the stars already confirmed to play:
Please join us in Washington, DC for a game featuring basketball’s greatest super stars in support of the Obama Victory Fund.
Confirmed to play:
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 – Dwight Howard – Juwan Howard – Antawn Jamison – Dahntay Jones – Brandon Knight – Kevin Love – Jamal Mashburn – Cheryl Miller – Reggie Miller – Alonzo Mourning – Dikembe Mutombo – Chris Paul – Quentin Richardson – Doc Rivers – Steve Smith – Jerry Stackhouse – Amare Stoudemire – Tina Thompson – John Wall – Russell Westbrook