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Etan Thomas gains political capital with Obama

Updated: August 9, 2010, 3:48 PM ET
By Bomani Jones

This past weekend, President Obama played a star-studded pickup game before an audience of wounded troops.

The lineup was as strong as any outside of Team USA Olympic practices. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony took the floor. Magic Johnson and Bill Russell coached, and Kobe Bryant was in attendance.

But when purported superstar Chris Bosh wasn't there, Etan Thomas apparently got the call from the commander in chief.

It wouldn't have been the ...

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