NBA players love the jump-shooting President Obama, but league owners are putting their money on Mitt Romney.
Of the 14 NBA owners or co-owners who have contributed to the 2012 campaigns, eight gave a total of $50,000 to Romney, compared with $26,100 to Obama from the other six, according to the website HoopsHype.
The owner who has given the most to Romney was Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon, who put up $15,000.
Romney also took in more when adding up contributions from players, owners and managers — with 16 donors giving $71,000 to Romney and 23 giving $69,950 to Obama.
President Barack Obama will play basketball tomorrow night at a fundraiser in New York City with “NBA heroes,” according to campaign press secretary Jen Psaki. The “heroes,” one assumes, is a reference to the “Obama Classic” starring Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, and Alonzo Mourning, all of whom are expected to be at tomorrow’s fundraiser, according to a previous campaign announcement.
Obama will play with some ex-NBA stars who want to relive some of their glory days much like Obama wants to relive 2008-Breitbart
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President Snowflake plays "hoops fo' money" and we are the racists for pointing it out. http://t.co/3I9gPJkt
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