"After attending a Washington Wizards-Chicago Bulls basketball game on Friday night, President Obama played some ball on Saturday at the Department of the Interior's indoor basketball court.
"Who knew they had a basketball court?" Dallas Morning News reporter Todd Gillman wrote in his pool report of the president's outing, which included some staffers and close friends.
The indoor court is in the basement of the Main Interior Building, part of recreational facilities that include a weight room, jazzercise/aerobics room, lockers, showers and a sauna, according to spokesman Frank Quimby. Interior employees use the court everyday and Sec. Ken Salazar plays there regularly. The hoops-loving former Colorado senator, who was once part of a Denver-area basketball league, is said to be a very strong player with "tough D," according to staffers. In January, Salazar challenged Obama to a basketball game during his first town hall meeting with department employees."
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