President Barack Obama has had a tradition since entering political office. He plays pickup basketball in his hometown of Chicago every Election Day. Obama sent out an email recently to get a couple of his buddies together, like former Duke Blue Devil Reggie Love, to organize a game of ball. Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said of the ritual:

“We made the mistake of not playing basketball once. We won’t make that mistake again.”

The President lost the 2008 New Hampshire primary to Hilary Clinton because he didn't play a game of hoops. We would pay good money to hear the POTUS talk trash in a game of 21.

Streetball is an American tradition.

[via Black Sports Online]