Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  31 responses

Obama, LeBron, Wade, Melo Play for Troops

NBA All-Stars (past and present) joined The Prez in DC for a game to lift wounded soldiers’ spirits. From the AP: “President Barack Obama pulled together an informal dream team of current and former basketball superstars Sunday. But only a few people got to see it. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and other NBA all-stars joined Obama in Washington to entertain wounded troops. The present-day stars were joined by some retired legends, including Bill Russell and Magic Johnson. College player Maya Moore of the Connecticut Huskies women’s team also played. The game was played for a group of “wounded warriors” — troops injured in action — and participants in the White House’s mentoring program. It took place at a gym inside Washington’s Fort McNair, a short drive from the White House. The president was inside the gym for about two hours.”

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  • James

    I read that Bill Russell blocked one of Melo’s dunk attempts.

  • Kundai

    haha bill still got it

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Maybe Obama should become a GM when his days as president come to an end. Or at the very least start a charitable league that plays for troops, children, etc.

  • vtballer

    bill russell blocked melo. man i would love to see a pic or video of that lol

  • Ali

    Good look fellaz…Anything sports stars do to support the U.S. military is a plus in my book!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Any links to a boxscore?

  • JTaylor21

    F*ck the troops. bunch of murderers hiding behind the fake propaganda: “fighting for our freedom”. That slogan is nothing but brainwashing tactis to fool all these stupid americans. The only country that can attack 2 different countries without just cause and no one questions them. What about all those innoncent iraqs and afghans that are being killed and being tortured, don’t they have rights and freedoms like americans do. What if russia decides to attack the us “claiming” that they’re doing it for their freedom. How would that sound?

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    JTaylor21. The troops do not pick the war or the mission. I do not support either war but to pick on wounded human beings who’s lives have been changed forever because of decisions made by politicians is sick. If you want to protest the war go ahead. Your comment about innocent Iraq and Afghans is true. It is tragic. If you want to do something about it then STFU, get on a plane and go help them. There are many volunteer organizations. To say what you said about the wounded soldiers is sick. Shame on you.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    @JTaylor21; I don’t even know what to say yo… You should just… Kill yourself.

  • 6marjons

    yeah jt that was a bull move im not for the wars at all they’re a pointless waste of lives and money and i would never support a friends decision to join the forces but those guys do put their lives on the line and should be treated with respect

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    It’s great to hear about ‘little’ things like this. There are many ways/avenues to support the troops and lift spirits and for all these guys to come together for that purpose is special. If they sell the video for $9.99 and the funds go to the troops – I’ll buy a couple.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    jTaylor, I usually am supportive of your comments, regardless of the subject matter and your approach to it, but either you need to re-asses how you worded your comment or just stay feisty when it comes to ball talk. It kind of makes you look like an imbecile, and unlike alot of these cats here, don’t think you are one. I wouldn’t want my assumption of you to be incorrect.

  • R2j

    J. Taylor. Kill yourself… It would be nice to see if Obama crossed Wade or LeBron. Or actually seeing Melo’s dunk get blocked by Bill Russell. And MAYA MOORE (A CUTIE PIE BY THE WAY). Sounds like a hot show.

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    that’s cool, wish i had the opportunity to see this, especially bill russell blocking Melo? damn

  • Jose

    That’d been awkward if larry and MJ showed up as well to play against Dwade and LBJ

  • Coney Islander

    J. Taylor, I myself never understood the term “fighting for our freedom” but it is a very true statement. The freedoms we enjoy living in America are maintained by our military superiority. We rule through intimidation. Yes they are murderers, but they are “our” murders. Blaming troops who get orders from on high for killing people is like blaming mail men for delivering the mail. Yes war is bad, but the world is a bad place. There are people on planet earth right now who want nothing more than to kill you and blow your town off the map, the only thing stopping them is fear. The simple fact that you can get on an open forum and say ” F*ck the troops. bunch of murderers hiding behind the fake propaganda: “fighting for our freedom”.” without fear of death is a testament to those “Murderers”. Peace and Love man.

  • Sparker

    blah blah blah you’re brainwashed and scary. take your platitudes somewhere else. this is a basketball site.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    J Taylor, don’t kill yourself, just get out of my country, the greatest country the world will EVER see.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    J. Taylor, don’t kill yourself. Come say “F*ck the troops” to this former MARINE in person, I’ll do it for you.

  • WangChung

    Co-sign the Nupe. LOL and co-sign Jose.

  • Harrell

    Never in all my 14 years of living have I ever seen anyone be hated so quickly and easily by the entire post community who’s not even an athelete

  • Coney Islander

    No hate at all man. lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    Let’s go get ‘im, Enigmatic!!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    My last post never showed up, so I’ll write it again – it’s because of those troops that you even have the freedom of speech to say something like “F the troops” on this or any forum without fear of said troops busting through your door and hurling a few 40mm grandes through your window like they would in some other country, idiot.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    *grenades. Damnit. @Earl- Yes indeed, greatest country in the world! I wasn’t even born in the US but I am American through and through, far as I’m concerned. I love this country and damn right I’ll be that “murderer” if anyone threatens it. Somebody’s gotta do it, so y’all can sleep safe at night. No one who’s never served can claim they know anything about it, we’re taught compassion and civility as much as warfighting techniques. And to answer Taylor’s hypothetical – if Russia invaded, hell, they can get some too!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    @Enigmatic Yes sir, I mean, you can be against the war (still stupid), but you can’t not support the troops. The people who don’t just aren’t thinking right.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    Many people think that America is totally overrun by people who don’t believe in God, while it’s only a few who don’t, and people want God to bless America, but He’s not gonna bless us when we’re killing babies, and committing all kinds of other sins.

  • JTaylor21

    @Eboy, I totally agree/respect you when it comes to ball but we differ when it comes to real life issues. So your telling me that I should have compassion for marines, so that means that I should have the same compassion for those german soldiers that killed millions of people, huh. It’s the same thing the US is doing right now that the germans started in WW1 and WW2. They both started wars without provocation and destroyed countless of innocent lives. Nobody put a gun to the soldiers head and forced them to go to war; they did it because they wanted to allegedly kill terrorists, like they are some sort of country. It is nothing but a few hundred people who should be attacked not two different/innocent nation.
    @Enigmatic, I’m from west africa one of the worst places on earth and none of that crap about grenade being thrown thru doors never will happen, okay. You and your innocent killing marines are not gonna do sh*t, freedom of speech or not FU^K boy.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    So f*cking what if you’re from west africa. I’m from Mexico, where dudes are dying every day over some white powder and green grass. And I grew up in Chicago, home of the bodybag in the US, so you can drop that “I’m from one of the worst places on earth” BS, cum guzzler.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    One random comment by James and all u guys believe it? is it really that easy to start rumors?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    @JTaylor21 Or they are patriotic and want to keep their country from being overrun by moron muslims like our president.