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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kevin Ware is keeping company with some of the most powerful players in Washington, D.C.
The University of Louisville guard attended the White House Correspondents' dinner Saturday night as a guest of CNN. The event brings together politicians, journalists, and some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The event was headlined by comedian Conan O'Brien.
Kevin Ware drew the national spotlight when he broke his leg during the Elite Eight game against Duke on March 31. The gruesome injury was seen on national television, and left players and coaches on both teams visibly shaken. It was Ware's response that made him a celebrity. He repeatedly told his teammates, "Just win the game" before being taken to the hospital for surgery. Louisville went on to beat Duke 85-63, then eventually claimed the National Championship title.
Ware's actions drew a phone call from First Lady Michelle Obama, and tweets from several celebrities, including Kobe Bryant. He was invited to attend the Correspondents' Dinner by CNN.
Ware tweeted a picture of himself heading to the event Saturday night in the backseat of a car. He is looking out a window, and wearing a tuxedo. Other tweets show him smiling with several reporters on the red carpet, while still sporting crutches.