CHICAGO -- Now is not the time to mess with good luck rituals.
So President Obama played basketball with aides and friends -- including former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen -- on Tuesday, sticking to his election day tradition.
Four years ago, Obama played ball before watching returns throughout his hunt for the Democratic nomination. The notable exception was a painful one for Obama's team -- the New Hampshire primary, which he lost.
"We made the mistake of not playing basketball once, I can assure you we’ll not repeat that," said Obama advisor Robert Gibbs.