There's no end in sight to the
, but in the meantime,
and Magic assistant coach
have signed up for a new team.
's re-election team.
Officials from the president's 2012 campaign announced Friday night on the campaign's website that Howard, Richardson, Ewing and other current and former
stars will play in a game on Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C., to raise money for the president's re-election bid.
On Saturday, Howard all but confirmed he's participating.
One of Howard's Twitter followers wrote him: "Just read ur playing at the president's charity game. Have fun in DC! And say hi to Pres. Obama for me, lol".
Howard responded: "will do".
The event is being called "The Obama Classic Basketball Game." Ticket prices begin at $100 apiece and top out at $5,000 for a courtside seat, according to the campaign website.
In addition to Howard, Richardson and Ewing, the website lists 27 other current or former NBA players as "confirmed to play." The group includes
Howard has met Obama at least once before.
On Oct. 11, Howard was among a group of current and former pro basketball players who spoke with Obama at a fundraiser in downtown Orlando.
In a speech that night, Obama said: "I have to say that backstage I had the chance to see Dwight Howard, and Dwight's a great friend. I told him I'm a little heartbroken that the NBA season's getting delayed here. So I'm hoping those guys are back on the court soon."