Barack Obama won't attend Heat game

Updated: December 18, 2010, 6:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- No President Barack Obama. No Gilbert Arenas. No John Wall.

Good thing the other team has LeBron James.

The Washington Wizards were short-handed in many ways for Saturday night's game against the Miami Heat.

First, Obama canceled plans to attend the game, with Secret Service agents abruptly leaving the arena hours before tipoff. Then Arenas, the colorful three-time All-Star, was traded to the Orlando Magic for Rashard Lewis.

Finally, coach Flip Saunders confirmed ...

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