Obama was on the winning team during his basketball game today, an Election Day tradition for the president. Also on his team was Alexi Giannoulias, former Illinois state treasurer and 2010 Democratic U.S. Senate nominee. Giannoulias told pool reporters traveling with Obama that the game consisted of two five-player teams that played four 12-minute quarters. Referees were brought in to call fouls, and each team had substitutes.
Giannoulias said the president’s team, which also included former Chicago Bulls start Scottie Pippen, won by “like 20” points. The other team included Education Secretary Arne Duncan, former NBA player Randy Brown, and close Obama friend Marty Nesbitt.
“It was a lot of fun,” Giannoulias said. “We won. I scored more points than Scottie Pippen, which was my dream come true.”