Aside from skill, intangibles set the good players apart from the greats in the game today. Those guys that can motivate their team through a losing streak, spark a comeback on their hustle alone, and much, much more. They are the type of people that could one day make a smooth transition from the hardwood to the political desk.
Phoenix Suns great Kevin Johnson turns 47 today. During his playing days, K.J. accomplished plenty, which included being a three-time All Star, becoming one of three players to average at least 20 points and 12 assists in a season (1989), and leading the Suns to the most total regular season wins in the league from 1989-95. Now, Johnson has taken everything he has learned and applied it to his current occupation: mayor of Sacramento.
While it's clear that not everyone can cut it in the government, we thought about taking a hypothetical look at some of the biggest names in the league today and how they would fair in politics, such as Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum. So, without further ado, here is our look at What Current NBA Players Would Be Like As Politicians.
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