WASHINGTON--Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Tuesday continued his election day tradition of playing pick-up basketball—hitting the gym at the East Bank Club in Chicago. Obama used to regularly work out at the club before his presidential campaign.
Among those in the game: Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. Obama was bruised playing in Indianapolis when his chest got in the way of the shoulder of Giannoulias as the former pro player drove to the basket.
No reports of injuries from the East Bank Club game.
Players included Giannoulias, a former pro who played a year in Greece and Reggie Love, Obama’s “body man,” his traveling aide and frequent pick-up game partner. Love is a former member of the Duke basketball and football teams. Love was on the 2001 Duke national championship basketball team and played with the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.