Kevin Johnson

Sport: NBA
Years: 1987-2000
One of the best players in the NBA during the early '90s, KJ was a three-time All-Star and, alongside Charles Barkley, a key component to the Phoenix Suns' 1993 Western Conference championship squad. Always outspoken during his career, Johnson jumped into the political arena officially in 2008 when he ran for and won the mayorality in Sacramento, California. He's the first African-American to serve as mayor of the California capital.