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    Came across this on Hoops Hype, who claim to have gotten the info from http://www.opensecrets.org/


    JOB WORKPLACE DONATION CANDIDATE
    Danny Ainge Basketball operations Boston Celtics $2,500 Mitt Romney

    Adam Aron CEO Philadelphia 76ers $5,000 Barack Obama

    Clay Bennett Ownership Oklahoma City Thunder $5,000 Mitt Romney

    Johnny Bush Ownership Los Angeles Lakers $600 Barack Obama

    Vince Carter Player Dallas Mavericks $5,000 Barack Obama

    Kerry Chandler Human resources NBA $2,800 Barack Obama

    Christopher Dacey Vice president Houston Rockets $250 Mitt Romney

    Baron Davis Player - $5,000 Barack Obama
    Rick DeVos Ownership Orlando Magic $5,000 Mitt Romney

    James Dolan Ownership New York Knicks $2,500 Mitt Romney

    Bryan Doo Strength and conditioning Boston Celtics $250 Mitt Romney

    Larry Drew Head coach Atlanta Hawks $500 Barack Obama

    Mike Dunlap Head coach Charlotte Bobcats $500 Barack Obama

    Andy Elisburg Basketball operations Miami Heat $3,000 Barack Obama

    Patrick Ewing Assistant coach - $1,000 Barack Obama

    Michael Fennell Vice president Portland Trail Blazers $250 Barack Obama

    Michael Gearon Ownership Atlanta Hawks$15,000 Mitt Romney

    Dan Gilbert Ownership Cleveland Cavaliers $4,000 Mitt Romney

    Rich Gotham COO Boston Celtics $1,000 Mitt Romney

    Grant Hill Player Los Angeles Clippers $5,000 Barack Obama

    Allan Houston Basketball operations New York Knicks $5,000 Barack Obama

    Billy Hunter Executive director NBAPA $1,000 Barack Obama

    Ted Leonsis Ownership Washington Wizards $5,500 Barack Obama

    Aubrey McClendon Ownership Oklahoma City Thunder $7,500 Mitt Romney

    Aaron McKie Assistant coach Philadelphia 76ers $500 Barack Obama

    Daryl Morey Basketball operation Houston Rockets $8,500 Mitt Romney

    James Olson Vice president Utah Jazz $500 Mitt Romney

    Gregg Popovich Head coach San Antonio Spurs $5,000 Barack Obama

    Randy Rigby President Utah Jazz $500 Barack Obama

    Pat Riley President Miami Heat $7,500 Mitt Romney

    Doc Rivers Head coach Boston Celtics $5,000 Barack Obama

    Robert Sarver Ownership Phoenix Suns $2,500 Mitt Romney

    Adam Silver Deputy comissioner NBA $2,000 Barack Obama

    Herb Simon Ownership Indiana Pacers $7,500 Mitt Romney

    Barack Obama 19 donations = $53,150
    Mitt Romney 15 donations = $69,500
    Hoops Hype

    Food for thought.
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    Big surprise here. Most of the owners/higher ups seem to have contributed to Mitt Romneys campaign, while the players contributed to Obama's campaign.

    Pat Riley, really??? Shame on you Pat. Shame.

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    Dolan could only afford $2,500? Come on man...

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    not really shocked.... the majority of the owners donating to the rich guy who's looking out for rich guy interests..

    black people donating to obama.

    i'd be more interested in who white players voted for... at least there wouldn't be a 90% predictability with them.... or a black player who supports romney... that would shock me.

    more interesting is the fact that romney has more money with less donations

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    Very interesting.

    I'm am sure that this model would also apply to the majority of the US... the businessmen (owners) supporting the republicans who look out for the rich man, and the everyday joes (players) supporting the democrats who look out for the people.

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    Stern is a big Obama supporter right? I remember reading that somewhere.

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    It seemed like anyone who worked for the NBA gave money to obama
    "They're going to have to rename the whole conference after us: Toronto Raptors 2014-2015 Northern Conference Champions" ~ ezzbee

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    Also I got the totals from hoopshype and didn't do the math myself, so it's possible that the sums are off is someone wants to plug them into an excel sheet and verify that would be appreciated.
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    Quote .40 Cal Flakes wrote: View Post
    Big surprise here. Most of the owners/higher ups seem to have contributed to Mitt Romneys campaign, while the players contributed to Obama's campaign.

    Pat Riley, really??? Shame on you Pat. Shame.
    Cuz the owners and the higher ups don't benefit anything from the policies by Democrats. Why would they vote for someone who will make you pay more taxes? I heard a long time ago that Karl Malone is a registered Republican.

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    Quote LilRomeo wrote: View Post
    Cuz the owners and the higher ups don't benefit anything from the policies by Democrats. Why would they vote for someone who will make you pay more taxes? I heard a long time ago that Karl Malone is a registered Republican.
    Karl Malone is very very right wing. I cant find the link, but I saw he won "Black Republican of the Month", and he has given thousands of dollars to the republican party.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    Karl Malone is very very right wing. I cant find the link, but I saw he won "Black Republican of the Month", and he has given thousands of dollars to the republican party.
    i know he's an NBA great... and i have nothing but respect for him..

    but everytime i hear his name... HE isn't the first thing that pops to my mind....

    Jimmy Kimmel playing him on the Man Show does..


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    Karl Malone never seen no flying saucer himself, but if he do, that gon be a spooky time.

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    Quote LilRomeo wrote: View Post
    Cuz the owners and the higher ups don't benefit anything from the policies by Democrats. Why would they vote for someone who will make you pay more taxes? I heard a long time ago that Karl Malone is a registered Republican.
    Democrat, Republican, it doesn't matter. Obama picked up the torch from Bush Jr. and bailed on virtually all his promises in the process.

    Romney will be no better if he wins.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Democrat, Republican, it doesn't matter. Obama picked up the torch from Bush Jr. and bailed on virtually all his promises in the process.

    Romney will be no better if he wins.
    Yup.

    Obama is quite possibly one of the greatest let downs in my life.... and I am not even an American.

    Hope and change you can believe in became same dance different song.

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    I wish they could go back and see during the republican primaries, it'd be hilarious to see who supported some of the more "unusual" candidates...
    On a side note, Metta World Peace is a huge libertarian, and he is always posting Ron Paul stuff on his Facebook page.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Democrat, Republican, it doesn't matter. Obama picked up the torch from Bush Jr. and bailed on virtually all his promises in the process.

    Romney will be no better if he wins.
    The president has very little direct power when it comes to creating a change, rather it lies almost entirely with the congress and the senate (and ofcourse the judiciary).

    Where the president does have power is preventing changes from happening or approving changes.

    The irony is voters put more merit in the vote for president than the vote for any other branch of government where laws and regulations are actually created. (great example would be how many minorities and young people came out to vote in 2008 but so few came out in 2010).

    I'd argue the american people bailed on the promises they claimed they wanted more than anyone else.

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    Quote Craiger wrote: View Post
    The president has very little direct power when it comes to creating a change, rather it lies almost entirely with the congress and the senate (and ofcourse the judiciary).

    Where the president does have power is preventing changes from happening or approving changes.

    The irony is voters put more merit in the vote for president than the vote for any other branch of government where laws and regulations are actually created. (great example would be how many minorities and young people came out to vote in 2008 but so few came out in 2010).

    I'd argue the american people bailed on the promises they claimed they wanted more than anyone else.
    Well said.

    I as well have been disappointed about Obama's first term but many do not appreciate the fix the US was in when he took over...2 unfunded wars, the hemorraghing of jobs had started, the fiscal crisis not of his making and a ballooning deficit. All of this and an intractable congress whose republican senate leader said in caucus soon after BO was elected that their single goal was to ensure that he not be elected again. A really nice patriotic approach to running their country. In short it was the fiscal conditions in the country that did not permit him making more spending choices to cure/address some of the issues that ended up being disappointments. Romney seems to be a carbon of Bush and will be led around by the Republicans in congress.

    Props to Pops though on his donation...always against the flow.

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