Since arriving in Washington two years ago, John Wall has been unable to persuade President Obama to watch him play at Verizon Center but the Wizards point guard is still prepared to help the Baller-in-Chief stick around for another term. Wall will join Michael Jordan and several current and former NBA stars in fundraiser on Aug. 22 for Obama's get reelection campaign.
The Obama campaign announced on Tuesday that it would hold a benefit shoot-around at New York's Chelsea Piers sports complex featuring several NBA stars, followed by a fundraising dinner hosted by Jordan later in the evening.
Wall, Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Joe Johnson, Kyrie Irving, Vince Carter, Juwan Howard, Austin Rivers, Steve Smith, Dawn Staley, Sheryl Swoops, Jamal Crawford and Penny Hardaway have all agreed to participate in a "shoot-around skills session," with more players expected to be added.
John Wall to assist President Obama
Washington Post | Aug 8