Magic Johnson, LeBron James Shoot Hoops with Obama

By Annie Wu
Annie Wu
Annie Wu
Annie Wu joined the full-time staff at the Epoch Times in July 2014. That year, she won a first-place award from the New York Press Association for best spot news coverage. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
August 9, 2010 Updated: October 8, 2018

US President Barack Obama (C) attends the Washington Mystics basketball game with his daughter Sasha (2nd R) and her friend (R) at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, August 1, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (C) attends the Washington Mystics basketball game with his daughter Sasha (2nd R) and her friend (R) at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, August 1, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama played a pickup game with several pro basketball stars at Fort McNair on Sunday, surrounded by an audience of wounded veterans and participants in a White House mentoring program, reported the Washington Post.

The dream team consisted of LeBron James, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Derek Fisher, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Bill Russell, Etan Thomas, Dwyane Wade, David West, and Maya Moore, a female college basketball player from the University of Connecticut Huskies.
Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers was also present at the game, but did not play.

The game, which was closed to the media, was part of Obama’s birthday celebrations this past weekend, according to Washington D.C. publication The Hill. On Saturday, the president played a round of golf at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Annie Wu
Annie Wu joined the full-time staff at the Epoch Times in July 2014. That year, she won a first-place award from the New York Press Association for best spot news coverage. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.