Ballers have to do something, when their careers end, and politics is
an unusual choice. Some though, have made the transition
Former Detroit, Michigan mayor, Dave Bing, played twelve seasons in
the NBA. Bing joined the NBA in the mid 60s with the Detroit Pistons,
and retired in 1978
Bing was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990, and was later named
one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1996.
Kevin Johnson was an NBA guard, with the Phoenix Suns and a three
time NBA All-Star during his career, and was voted the leagues’ most
improved player in 1989
Johnson announced in March of 2008 that he planned on running for
the mayors seat in his hometown of Sacramento, California, he won
and subsequently would win re-election in 2012.
Bradley was a Princeton scholar, and then had a stellar career with
the New York Knicks. He stood alone for many years, as being the
only player to have won the NBA title, and the Euroleague Title,
subsequently repeated Manu Ginobli. After retiring, Bradley stood as
Senator of New Jersey, and had three terms of office.