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Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  12 responses

Barack Obama Held $30,000-a-Person Fundraiser at Vince Carter’s House


Vince Carter’s home in Florida hosted some serious VIPs last night, as President Barack Obama held a fundraiser in the NBA star’s crib. Per the AP: “Obama indulged his NBA habit at the home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, where about 70 guests gathered for a $30,000-a-person fundraiser. Among those invited were former L.A. Lakers star Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Obama embraced warmly as the president entered. The group gathered in Carter’s gymnasium, with the scoreboard showing 2012 on the clock and the score tied at 44, a reference to Obama, the 44th president. ‘It’s a nice gym,’ Obama observed, understatedly. ‘Vince said he left the other side open in case I wanted to get in a dunk contest with him. I told him I didn’t bring my sneakers, so not tonight.’ Obama thanked NBA Commissioner David Stern, also in attendance, for resolving the basketball lockout that delayed the start of the basketball season. ‘I don’t know what I would be doing with myself if I at least didn’t have some basketball games around,’ Obama said. The president headlined three campaign fundraisers in Florida, a traditional political battleground that could be key to his re-election hopes. But he had more than the November election on his mind. An avid basketball fan, the president also lamented missing Thursday night’s highly anticipated NBA matchup between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks. ‘I’m resentful I’m not going to the game tonight. I’m mad about that,’ Obama joked. ‘It’s not right. It’s not fair.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    if u were rooting for the knicks, u didn’t miss much

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    also, vince carter making boss movements

  • Canesta

    Sounds like a 1%ers party to me. Funny how Obama wants to tax the rich, yet the rich are all about supporting him…ironic how the “occupiers” wanted to protest wall street, but they don’t protest an event like this..

  • Canesta

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation?

  • TBEASTIN

    i love OBAMA!!! that crack about having a dunk contest with Vince is gold…

  • James aka…

    2.1 million dollars raised. Wow.

  • Aizen

    The 1%.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Obama vs Romney in a dunk contest

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Canesta: Because not all rich people are greedy a**h0les. Some of them support the idea of the state helping to distribute funds to places they deem necessary. Hence the Obama support.

  • Canesta

    @Caboose, and who says that every “wall streeter” is greedy? Anybody who protests against wall street as the 1% but doesn’t do the same for athletes and celebrities, even Obama himself, is a hypocrite.

  • NoBAMA

    I agree with Canesta. How numb does one have to be to ignore what is happing. Most of Obama’s drones don’t even know who his Vice-Idiot is by name.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Oh no I agree on the protesers. It was the question of the rich supporting Obama. Yes, Occupiers who target only bankers and brokers is a very odd protest indeed.

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