President Barack Obama has paused his Election Day schedule for a moment for something he loves — basketball.

The president's motorcade made a 10 minute drive to Attack Athletics, a sports complex, to play hoops with friends and staff. Dozens of people lining the streets waved and cheered as Obama made his way to the complex.

Among those playing alongside the president: Mike Ramos, a childhood friend from Hawaii, and Marty Nesbitt, a friend from Chicago.

— Julie Pace — Twitter http://twitter.com/jpaceDC

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