President Barack Obama's re-election team.
- Dwight Howard says he plans to take advantage of 'every opportunity' in 2012
- Dwight Howard doubts that he will play overseas during NBA lockout
- Dwight Howard's game draws 8,000 cheering fans to UCF
- Pictures: Dwight Howard's charity basketball game
- Pictures: Dwight Howard through the years
- Dwight Howard
See more topics »
Washington, DC, USA
On Saturday, Howard all but confirmed he's participating.
One of Howard's Twitter followers wrote him: "Just read ur playing at the president's charity game. Have fun in DC! And say hi to Pres. Obama for me, lol".
Howard responded: "will do".
The event is being called "The Obama Classic Basketball Game." Ticket prices begin at $100 apiece and top out at $5,000 for a courtside seat, according to the campaign website.
In addition to Howard, Richardson and Ewing, the website lists 27 other current or former NBA players as "confirmed to play." The group includes Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter, Kevin Durant, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, John Wall and Russell Westbrook
Howard has met Obama at least once before.
On Oct. 11, Howard was among a group of current and former pro basketball players who spoke with Obama at a fundraiser in downtown Orlando.
In a speech that night, Obama said: "I have to say that backstage I had the chance to see Dwight Howard, and Dwight's a great friend. I told him I'm a little heartbroken that the NBA season's getting delayed here. So I'm hoping those guys are back on the court soon."
email@example.com. Read his blog at OrlandoSentinel.com/magicblog. Subscribe to our Orlando Magic newsletter at OrlandoSentinel.com/joinus.