Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite
Despite President Obama‘s well-known love for the game of basketball and his positive standing with the NBA, a new report finds that NBA employees (players, owners, coaches) have given more money to the Mitt Romney campaign than to Obama’s.
HoopsHype.com compiled all the campaign donations from NBA employees this election cycle and finds that NBAers have contributed $52,650 to Obama and $70,000 to Romney.
The bigger donations to Romney are thanks to NBA front office brass — league officials and team front offices make up all of the Republican contributions. Eight of ten team owners have given $49,000 to Romney and $6,100 to Obama.
Conversely, Obama’s $52,650 come from the only three players and six coaches to contribute: veteran players Vince Carter of the Dallas Mavericks, Grant Hill of the Los Angeles Clippers, and and free agent Baron Davis. Coaches like Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs and Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics gave to the Obama campaign.
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