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June 7th basketball game will all end in tears... of joy

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This is where soundbites are made. Dan Steinberg sets us up:

So in this dream, we're talking about an early June charity basketball game at UDC featuring Clinton Portis, Fred Smoot, Caron Butler, DeShawn Stevenson, Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, Gary Payton, Braylon Edwards, and all the rest, with the promise of celebrity halftime entertainment even better than the game itself. Yeah, that'd probably be good for a few days of blog copy. If only, right?

And indeed, it is on like donkey kong (who I played as on the new Wii Mario Kart yesterday, which was fantastically awesome):

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 13, 2008 -- BET host and internationally syndicated radio personality Big Tigger will assemble an impressive line-up of iconic athletes and celebrities for the All-Star Basketball Game during Big Tigger's 7th Annual Celebrity Classic. The game will be held Saturday, June 7th at 6:00pm at the University of the District of Columbia. Presented by the Street Corner Foundation Inc., the 3-day charity weekend is designed to both raise funds and heighten public awareness of HIV/AIDS.

As you know, I'm a sucker for the charity thing:

The Street Corner Foundation, Inc. (SCF) is committed to empowering and strengthening diverse urban communities through proactive, innovative programming. Based in the belief that knowledge is the key to improving issues affecting the community, SCF's focus is two-fold - to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS by funding educational initiatives targeting prevention, and to improve quality of life for youth by supporting programs that focus on literacy and self-esteem.

I don't know how tickets are had, but someone, anyone, from this site needs to figure out the how and be there. I'll be setting my calendar in anticipation of bloggable stories galore that will naturally result. Fred Smoot and Clinton Portis will not be able to restrain themselves from being their always profound selves.