In The New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Katharine Q. Seelye and Lisa W. Foderaro profile Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, and wouldn't you know it, basketball's part of the politics story once again:
She went on to win two plum clerkships, first for Judge Abner Mikva, of the federal appeals court in Washington, and then for Justice Marshall, where she impressed the male clerks by joining their pickup basketball games in the court’s top-floor gym, the so-called “highest court in the land.” Harry Litman, a fellow clerk and former United States attorney in Pittsburgh, remembers Ms. Kagan as a “plucky” player. She played guard.
“I wouldn’t say she dominated,” Mr. Litman said. “It was very much a hacker’s game.”