8 NBA Players Who Should Run for Political Office

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8 NBA Players Who Should Run for Political Office
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Contrary to popular belief, athletes aren’t always brain-dead jocks. We still have the occasional meat-heads, but today’s athletes have evolved to the point that the dumb jock stereotype is almost as outdated as the letterman jackets they used to rock.

In fact, more and more, we’re seeing athletes who prioritize education and intelligence. Heck, even Shaquille O’Neil is technically Dr. Shaq now.

Many NBA players are capable of careers outside of basketball. Lakers All-Star forward Pau Gasol, for instance, was enrolled in med school before he had the opportunity to play in the NBA.

With the presidential election just days away from being decided, it make one wonder: Which NBA players could make it in the political arena?  

I’m going to go through the NBA players (past and present) that could make it in the political world. 

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