For his 49th birthday, President Obama treated himself to a game of hoops with a team of NBA all-stars. Take a look back at Obama's long love affair with basketball.
August 8, 2010 President Obama jokes with Chicago Bulls players Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose. The President played basketball with friends, as well as college and professional basketball players, before an audience that included wounded warriors, participants in a White House mentoring program and Kobe Bryant at Fort McNair in Washington, to celebrate his 49th birthday. Pete Souza/The White House Buy Photo