Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
One of the more enjoyable aspects of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend is the Celebrity Game. During the game, we get to watch some of our favorite stars from other disciplines of entertainment play ball with varying degrees of ability, to say the least.
In the past, stars such as Kevin Hart, Mo’ne Davis, Win Butler, Nick Cannon and Michael Rapaport have all played in the game in year’s past. But if one petition finds its way into the right set of hands, we could see a star the likes of which has never been seen join the 2017 celebrity game.
A petition has been making rounds asking that President Barack Obama plays in the 2017 version of the All-Star game, taking place in Memphis, Tennessee in February of next year.
The President, well known as a basketball aficionado, will be wrapping up his eighth and final year as president about a month earlier and conceivably will have plenty of time to play in a basketball game with some other celebrities.
Here’s the official petition in its entirety:
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.
I did my civic duty and signed already. Watching then-former president Obama take a charge against Kevin Hart would be priceless, so let’s make this happen, America.
Let’s get this important piece of legislation before the eyes of our Commander In Chief as soon as possible.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for any of his other three teams.