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Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

Mass. Sen.-elect Brown calls out Obama for hoops


GLEN JOHNSON
AP Political Writer

CHICOPEE, Mass. Sen.-elect Scott Brown says if President Barack Obama is serious about courting Republicans, he should meet him for a friendly game of hoops at the White House.

The newly elected successor to Sen. Edward Kennedy is telling everyone from his election night victory party crowd to comedian Jay Leno he's pining for a game against the hoops-crazy president.

Brown proposes a two-on-two match between him and his daughter, Ayla a former American Idol contestant who plays basketball for Boston College and Obama and a partner. Brown set one condition: the president must pick a female teammate.

Obama regularly plays with a potential ringer, his personal aide, Reggie Love, who played basketball at Duke.