I suppose those NBA players are the 99% since none of them have jobs. The statement on barackobama.com reads:
Please join us in Washington, DC for a game featuring basketball’s greatest super stars in support of the Obama Victory Fund.
Confirmed to play: Ray Allen – Carmelo Anthony – Chris Bosh – Vince Carter – Tyson Chandler – Jamal Crawford – Kevin Durant – Baron Davis – Patrick Ewing – Derek Fisher – Rudy Gay – Blake Griffin – Tyler Hansbrough – Dwight Howard – Juwan Howard – Antawn Jamison – Dahntay Jones – Brandon Knight – Kevin Love – Jamal Mashburn – Cheryl Miller – Reggie Miller – Alonzo Mourning – Dikembe Mutombo – Chris Paul – Quentin Richardson – Doc Rivers – Steve Smith – Jerry Stackhouse – Amare Stoudemire – Tina Thompson – John Wall – Russell Westbrook. More players to be added soon!
How much will you have to shell out to watch a 700-pound Patrick Ewing wheeze up and down the court?
Tickets, which range from $100 to $5,000 for courtside seats, are not on sale yet but will made available to the general public, an Obama campaign official said. Proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund, which is jointly held by the Democratic National Committee and Obama’s re-election campaign.
Politics and basketball, so perfect together. Unfortunately, the Obama campaign is too smart to allow a Dukakis-tank episode by letting the Ego-in-Chief take the court.
“The President’s participation is to be determined,” the campaign official said.
What could possibly go wrong?