Washington President Barack Obama pulled together an informal dream team of current and former basketball superstars Sunday. But only a few people got to see it.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and other NBA all-stars joined Obama in Washington to entertain wounded troops.
The present-day stars 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 who have been injured in action — and participants in the White House’s mentoring program. It 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.
After the game some of the players joined Obama and a group of his friends for a barbecue at the White House, capping the president’s 49th birthday week.
The White House said the meal will include shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico.