01/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Dream Team: Security Picks All Play Basketball

Besides their impressive resumes and political star-power, a few of President-elect Barack Obama's top cabinet choices have something else in common -- hoop dreams.

Though these days Eric H. Holder Jr., Susan E. Rice and Gen. James L. Jones, may be more comfortable handling policy memos than shooting free throws, at one point they were very much at home on the court.

And as the basketball-loving president-elect assembles his so-called team of rivals, it appears he may have - coincidentally -- put together a pretty competitive group of players.

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