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Barack Obama Classic To Feature Magic Johnson, John Wall And ... Hamady Ndiaye?

As we noted earlier last week, president Barack Obama is hosting a special basketball exhibition game on December 12 featuring some of the NBA's biggest stars. The list of famous people expected to participate in the "Obama Classic" is long and features some of the most famous athletes in sports. It also includes a random Wizards bench player: Hamady Ndiaye. Via Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

Dwight Howard, though, withdrew from the game, which will be held Dec. 12 in the District, and has been replaced by none other than ...Wizards restricted free agent and Senegalese center Hamady Ndiaye, according to the Obama campaign Web site.

Ndiaye barely played in the league last year, so him getting into the game is quite a coup. Here's hoping he stands out among the following players who are expected to be a part of the festivities:

 

  • 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
  • Juwan Howard
  • Antawn Jamison
  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson
  • Dahntay Jones
  • Brandon Knight
  • Kevin Love
  • Jamal Mashburn
  • Cheryl Miller
  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • Hamady Ndiaye
  • Chris Paul
  • Paul Pierce
  • Quentin Richardson
  • Doc Rivers
  • Steve Smith
  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • Amare Stoudemire
  • Tina Thompson
  • John Wall
  • Russell Westbrook