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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Obama teams with Scottie Pippen

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NBA Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen was among those who played basketball with President Barack Obama on Election Day.

Pippen was part of the president's game at Hope Athletic Center in Chicago. Former state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he was playing with Obama and Pippen to take on a team with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and ex-Obama aide Reggie Love, both former college basketball players.

A White House spokeswoman confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Obama also played with brother-in-law and Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson.

The five-player teams played 12-minute quarters, and the team with Obama, who served as a player-coach, won by "like 20," Giannoulias told reporters. Giannoulias said he scored 32 points and Pippen had 21, but did not say how many Obama scored.

ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz, who played the game, said the game included 18 people, with Obama coaching one team and friend Marty Nesbitt coaching the other.

Obama's former personal aide Reggie Love and education secretary Arne Duncan were on Nesbitt's team.

Pippen played on Obama's team.