There’s a petition to have President Obama play in NBA Celebrity Game

File this under one of the weirdest stories you’ll read today. There is an official White House petition to get the President of the United States Barack Obama to play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game.

The petition, which was started on Thursday, wants the President to attend the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte. This allows him to be out of office with no political commitments.

As of this posting, there were 216 signatures on the petition. You can check out the description of the petition below.

“The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be held on February 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the publishing of this petition, former Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds the record for most points scored in a Celebrity Game with 20.

“With all due respect, this is a soft record. President Obama will have a month out of office to train for the game, and there’s no question he can destroy Mr. Duncan’s record and the will of the opposing team.

“This is your chance to finally make history, Mr. Obama. Seize it.”

Should you want to sign the petition for the amazing — I’m being serious — cause, you can do so by clicking this link. The petition needs 100,000 signatures, so get your signing on.

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