Ballerball’s Election Coverage – 2012


We love democracy.

That’s why we took a small poll, using our incredible journalistic resources (twitter) to ask a simple question.

We got a couple of responses from NBA players.

Let’s start with Roger Mason Jr. –

1 vote for Etan Thomas

Our other response comes from Channing Frye –

1 vote for Grant Hill

To offer some clarity let’s check with Ballerball’s Election Poll Center 2012:

Looks like we have a tight race.  Let’s take a look at each candidate to better educate ourselves on who is running.

Dedreck Etan Thomas: 

Status: Retired

College: Syracuse University

Pro Teams:  Washington Wizards – Oklahoma City Thunder – Atlanta Hawks

Overall Pick: 12

Position: Center

Career Avg :  5.7 PTS – 4.8 RB – .4 AST – 1 BLK – .3 STL

Important Facts:

-Contributor at the Huffingtonpost – Peace Activist – Speaker at Anti-War Rallies and Protests – Donated to Haiti Relief – Joined DNC Chair, Howard Dean, on the “Register for Change” bus tour.


Grant Henry Hill:

Status: Active

College: Duke University

Pro Teams: Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers

Overall Pick: 3rd

Position: SF

Career Avg:  17.1 PTS – 6.2 RB – 4.2 AST – .6 BLK – 1.2 STL

Important Facts:

-Started an Organization to Help Students Pursue Education – Vice-Chairman for the Board of Directors of the Special Olympic Summer Games in 99′ – In a Nickelback Music Video – Mother was College Roommates with Hillary Clinton

A couple of solid candidates, indeed.

Wait – we have another voter to break the tie.  

1 vote for Josh Childress (From Josh Childress)

Way to go, Josh.  Basketball’s very own, Ross Perot, has decided he’s had enough of this 2 party system.  Let’s check the Election Poll Center 2012 to see the progress.

Looks like this is too close to call.  We’ll try this again in 4 years.

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