Former, current players appear in ads for Obama, Romney

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We’ve had a number of political posts on our site recently, and this is another one. So if you think Raptors-Thunder is the big matchup on Nov. 6, you might not find this interesting. But we do. 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

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Obama hoops with ‘Melo and Bosh, no media allowed

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Illustration from orangejuiceblog.com At a certain point, word will leak out about what exactly went down when President Barack Obama played basketball with a group of current and former NBA players. It happened after a fundraising dinner last night in New York, and the media was not allowed to watch, film or gawk. In attendance were Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, NBA commissioner David Stern, Charlotte Bobcats owner and closet Republican Michael Jordan, and retired players Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning,

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Romney not the guy to pick down at the courts

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If you play pickup basketball at all, then you have come across the guy at every court or gym who always calls a foul when he takes a love tap on the arm. That same guy usually does all he can to disrupt the flow of the game by reciting the rulebook and calling every minor violation. According to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, that guy is Mitt Romney. Not literally, of course. The Republican presidential candidate is 65 years old and appears to

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NBA political donations to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama revealed

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NBA owners, players and coaches are taking sides in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, with players and coaches favoring incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and most owners supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney. According to research by HoopsHype.com, the largest individual donation was $15,000 (to the Romney campaign) by Michael Gearon of the Atlanta Hawks’ ownership group. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey donated $8,500 to the Romney campaign (outspending his colleague in Boston, Danny Ainge, by $6,000), and $7,500 Romney donations were made by

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