Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This note from Donald Trump in response to my editorial is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as “nobody likes you.” But if you look behind the nasty invective, you find the assault still remains against the Constitution in an effort to silence the press through intimidation.
While real estate mogul Donald Trump is making most of the headlines in the presidential campaign, it’s Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush who dominate among candidates when it comes to fundraising. HoopsHype research shows that’s also true if we consider donations from people involved in the NBA only. It’s still very early in the process, but pretty much every NBA dollar donated so far has gone to the Clinton or Bush campaigns.
Pelicans owner Tom Benson is the only one donating to two different candidates – Bush and Bobby Jindal, governor of Lousiana since 2008. Not a single active NBA player has donated to a presidential candidate yet. Caron Butler gave money to the Democratic National Committee last June, though.
Dan Gilbert, the Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans founder, is among the most enthusiastic supporters of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential bid. Gilbert has contributed $750,000 to America Leads, a group promoting the Republican hopeful and remains steadfastly on board, even as Christie remains in a lower tier determined by recent polls.
07 Nov 12