Friday, February 24, 2012

All Star Weekend: NBA Stars Support POTUS; Vince Carter Host Fundraiser for President Obama

All Star Weekend is in full swing and last night Vince Carter, Magic Johnson, Commissioner David Stern, Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban and other NBA greats participated in a $30,000 a plate fundraiser to help support President Obama's reelection campaign.  

Vince hosted the event at his Florida home where about 70 people attended and mingled with the President, who is a big B-Ball fan.  Read on to find out more about the event.

via ESPN:
Obama indulged his NBA habit at the home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter where about 70 guests gathered for a $30,000-a-person fundraiser. Among those invited were former Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Mark Cuban, the Mavericks' owner, and Obama embraced warmly as the president entered.
The group gathered in Carter's gymnasium, with the scoreboard showing 2012 on the clock and the score tied at 44, Obama being the 44th president.
"It's a nice gym," Obama observed, understatedly. "Vince said he left the other side open in case I wanted to get in a dunk contest with him. I told him I didn't bring my sneakers, so not tonight."
Obama thanked NBA commissioner David Stern, also in attendance, for resolving the basketball lockout that delayed the start of the basketball season."I don't know what I would be doing with myself if I at least didn't have some basketball games around," Obama said.
--Princess Carter

Credit: ESPN

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