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A Different Kind of Inaugural Ball

Barack Obama is a noted hoops enthusiast, known for his election day-pickup games. Now, two groups are honoring his pending swearing in as president by creating inaugural basketballs.

The first comes from the Harlem Globetrotters, who sent Obama four of their honorary balls for him, wife Michelle and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia. The team also will donate 50 game balls from Spalding to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C.

The other inaugural ball is a miniature 5-inch ball from KD Productions, which is being marketed for $20.

So, which do you like better?

By David A Nakamura  |  December 19, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Souvenirs
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