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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Report: President Obama, Los Angeles Lakers to hold community event in D.C.

By Cindy Boren

While the Los Angeles Lakers are in Washington to play the Wizards on Tuesday, they plan to squeeze in a visit with President Barack Obama.

Rather than the usual White House ceremony honoring champions, though, Obama and the Lakers will participate in a community event in the D.C. area, a White House official told the Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement is expected later today.

Obama, who recently took 12 stitches to his lip because of a hoops mishap, isn't expected to host a pickup game. Besides, he played with Kobe Bryant and other current and former NBA stars in August.

By Cindy Boren  | December 9, 2010; 11:58 AM ET
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I love the idea of replacing the silly tradition of White House photo ops for championship teams with an event that at least has a chance of doing good.

Though who the heck knows what this event might be -- with the combination of the Lakers and the president it'll be a mob scene with oppressive security.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 9, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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