LeBron James just donated $20k to Obama’s Campaign. Good man.
Actually to a committee dedicated to electing Obama since personal contributions are capped at $2,300 per election. Early in his career as pitchman for the Gods, Michael Jordan remarked, “Republicans buy sneakers too,” when Harvey Gantt’s senate campaign requested he donate money. Gantt was then embroiled in a nasty North Carolina race with Jesse Helms. Ultimately Gantt would lose twice thanks, in no small measure, to Helms’ willingness to use blatant racial appeals. (Remember the white hand crumbling up the job application?)
One of these days, I will do a search of soccer players and execs and see to whom they are sending donations.