While in California this morning, President Barack Obama played a game of basketball this morning with members of his staff and some A-Listers including George Clooney and Tobey Maguire, according to the White House press pool. President Obama spent the night in Beverly Hills after the star studded fundraiser Mr. Clooney hosted for him last night.
AMC News reporter Jacob Soboroff said his sources tell him it was a three on three game and actor Don Cheadle was also on the court. Mr. Cheadle responded to Mr. Soboroff’s Tweets about the game with a winking emoticon.
President Obama regularly plays basketball with his staffers and White House guests. He also sometimes coaches his daughter Sasha’s team. Mr. Clooney is an avid basketball player and has a reputation for hosting pickup games in Hollywood. Last night’s fundraiser was held in a tent on the basketball court Mr. Clooney maintains at his home.
We reached out to the White House to get the roster of players involved in today’s game and find out who won. As of this writing, we have yet to receive a response.
The president departed Los Angeles about a half hour ago. Reno, Nevada is the next stop on his Western fundraising journey.