Basketball Stars Join Obama to Play for Troops

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
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President Barack Obama is presented with an autographed basketball by Tina Charles, center, and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore, second from left, as he honors the 2010 NCAA champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

The Associated Press
President Barack Obama is presented with an autographed basketball by Tina Charles, center, and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore, second from left, as he honors the 2010 NCAA champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and other NBA all-stars joined President Barack Obama on Sunday to entertain wounded troops.

The basketball superstars were joined by some retired legends, including Bill Russell and Magic Johnson. College player Maya Moore of the Connecticut Huskies women's team also played.

The game was played for a group of "wounded warriors" -- troops injured in action -- and participants in the White House's mentoring program.

The action took place at a gym inside Washington's Fort McNair, a short drive from the White House. The president was inside the gym for about two hours.


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