Both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have found support among the NBA family and have put it to work in recent TV ads.
Obama’s ad is entitled, “The Greatest” and runs 60 seconds. It features Alonzo Mourning, Vince Carter, Dahntay Jones, Etan Thomas, Harrison Barnes, Juwan Howard and former WNBA player Kym Hampton.
Romney’s ad is entitled “Born and Raised in Nevada” and runs 30 seconds. It features former NBA player Greg Anthony, who says he voted for Obama in 2008 but is voting for Romney this time around.
In addition to using NBA players, both ads appear to be targeting swing states. Mourning is a fixture in Florida and Carter, Jones and Barnes all played collegiately in North Carolina. Anthony is from Las Vegas and played at UNLV.
Hat tip to Politico.com.