President Obama is a basketball fan and many basketball people are President Obama fans, so it was only a matter of time before Obama's reelection campaign involved some NBA talent. They're going big, too. The campaign announced today that there will be a basketball event on August 22 in New York — "The Obama Classic" — rounding up numerous basketball stars and raising some funds in the process.
There will be food and there will be basketball, though it's not entirely clear how much of each. If you donate three dollars or more (to the Obama campaign, mind you), you'll be entered into a raffle to attend the event and share the food and basketball with all the stars. Which stars? Well, Michael Jordan (Space Jam) appears to be the headliner, but some eminent Knicks and former Knicks will also be making appearances. In order of eminence/Knickness: Patrick Ewing (Space Jam), Carmelo Anthony, Jamal Crawford, Penny Hardaway, and Tracy McGrady will all be there, among many others.