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Charles Barkley has stated that he wants to become governor of Alabama. Rick Horrow has the top five NBA players-turned-politicians.
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This is the sports professor Rick -- -- off the feet and track basketball players turned politicians. Well Dave Bing was one of the fifty best greatest basketball players of all time. Enshrined in the hall of fame and a league wide hero with the Detroit Pistons now -- Detroit. Significant benefit -- significant potential not only for former athletes and basketball player and then turn politicians here are my top five. Number five Charles Barkley. The self professed round mound of rebound. Announced his intention to run for governor of Alabama at least three times backed out all three times. Maybe his do you why and is outspoken nature we'll keep him out of Birmingham Tuscaloosa Montgomery's Oval Office. Number four. Reggie Love. Reserve on the 2001 Duke national championship team. -- hero. For everybody because of how he Rose through the ranks a major trusted campaign aide in a -- Barack Obama campaign. -- a -- White House say now his chief. Personal aide Reggie Love Barack Obama number three. Kevin Johnson. In 2008 the former Phoenix Suns point guard ran for mayor of Sacramento on the campaign of improving Sacramento as a tourist destination and also to keep the woeful kings in Sacramento became the mayor. Tourism in Sacramento has increased. That thinking still stay at number two. Tom -- Everybody may remember Tom as a silver medalist. In 1972. Olympics remember those that the Olympics and also he -- -- legislate tour for a number of years from his native state is Merrill Merrill. Here's his claim to fame is the tallest member of of the US house represented. Finally number one politician. Former basketball player of all time. And down Bill Bradley graduates. As a major hero. In the college ranks New York -- Ran for US senate and successfully won two years after retiring from the Knicks. And became an unsuccessful but viable presidential candidate. Shortly thereafter here's the bottom line you're a basketball player a politician it rarely if ever mixes. Except for these guys. I'm Rick Horrow.