This morning a petition asking President Barack Obama to play in the 2017 NBA Celebrity All-Star game was posted on the White House website.
“The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be held on February 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the publishing of this petition, former Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds the record for most points scored in a Celebrity Game with 20.
“With all due respect, this is a soft record. President Obama will have a month out of office to train for the game, and there’s no question he can destroy Mr. Duncan’s record and the will of the opposing team.
“This is your chance to finally make history, Mr. Obama. Seize it.”
Approximately 400 signatures of the 100,000 required have been collected so far.
President Obama has played recreational basketball throughout his presidency. Will the All-Star game be next?