WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is joining with NBA legend Michael Jordan and an array of basketball stars to raise money for his re-election campaign.
The Obama campaign is planning a fundraising “shoot-around” and dinner in New York on Aug. 22 featuring several NBA stars, including Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics and John Wall of the Washington Wizards.
Jordan and NBA Commissioner David Stern are co-hosting a $20,000-per person fundraising dinner with Obama later in the day.
A similar “Obama Classic” basketball event planned for last December was postponed after team owners and players reached a labor deal following a lockout. Obama's campaign plans to raffle off the chance for grassroots supporters to attend the events.
Photo: Michael Jordan