Barack Obama plays golf with Alonzo Mourning – PHOTOS


obama-mourning-golf-4Despite sporadic fall showers and the muggy Florida sun, US President Barack Obama hit the greens on Saturday with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning at the ritzy golf club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., AP reported.

Obama has been known to golf with celebrities and once played with Tiger Woods.

In South Florida for a trio of fundraisers the night before, Obama traveled north from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, where he joined Mourning at the Grande Oaks Golf Club.

Mourning played most of his 15-year career with the Miami Heat and won an NBA championship with the team in 2006. In March 2009, he became the first Heat player to have his number retired and in June 2009 he became the Vice President of Player Programs and Development for the Heat.

Mourning, who played his high school basketball at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, was named as the USA Today, Parade, Gatorade, and Naismith Player of the Year following his senior year of high school. During that senior year at Indian River, Mourning averaged 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 blocked shots per game.

He went on to play his college basketball at Georgetown University before being selected with the second pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. Mourning appeared in 838 games (686 started), averaging 17.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.8 bpg in 31 minutes of playing time.

Check out the photos below:

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