Posted by Ben Golliver.
If we've learned anything during the ongoing NBA lockout, it's that you don't need much besides a court, an emcee and a ball to hold a charity or exhibition game. Cool jerseys help too.
United States President Barack Obama is hosting an array of NBA and WNBA stars in D.C. for a fundraising basketball game called the Obama Classic on Dec. 12. On Wednesday, just in time for the holiday shopping season, the President's official website, BarackObama.com, unveiled what is presumably the Obama Classic jersey design. The white jersey with red and blue trim across the chest and around the neck and arms features a "2012" patch in reference to his presidential reelection campaign and bears his name and the No. 44 on both the front and back.
"Hit the courts while supporting our 44th president with this limited-edition athletic jersey," the product's official description reads. "Made of 2-Ply tricot mesh with sewn-on appliques. Made in the USA."
Obama's jersey retails for $95.
The jersey (kind of) shares a color scheme with the Washington Wizards' new patriotic red/white/blue jersey designs, released back in May as a way to pay respect to the nationa's capital and to the franchise's 1970s-era Washington Bullets look.
Here's a look at the jersey via BarackObama.com. | Hat tip: Deadspin.com