We’ve heard about Barack Obama’s prowess on the court, but how well can he draw contact from NBA players when it’s time to raise money? 

Over the next fifteen months, Clipperblog will track contributions to the ’08 Presidential campaign from NBA players, owners, and other league luminaries.  Whether it’s Mitt Romney cashing the Celtics’ green or Obama getting assists from Starbury, Clipperblog will keep the list updated through Election Night 2008 -- just click on the "Bank Shots" link on the right margin of the page. 

Players – past and present

Donor

Recipient

Amount

Date

Anderson, Shandon
Obama
$ 2,300
July 31, 2008

Battier, Shane

Obama

$ 2,300

March 2, 2007

Childress, Josh

Obama

$ 2,300

May 18, 2007

Collins, Jarron
Clinton
$  500
August 27, 2007

Davis, Baron

Obama

$ 2,300

June 12, 2007

Davis, TyreeObama$ 2,300
May 20, 2008
Doleac, Michael
Obama
$   500
July 15, 2008
Duhon, Chris
Obama
$ 2,300
November 23, 2007

Hill, Grant

Obama

$ 2,300

May 25, 2007

Houston, Allan
Obama
$ 2,300
October 30, 2007
James, Mike
Obama
$ 2,300December 31, 2007

Johnson, Earvin

Obama

$ 2,300

March 31, 2007

 Clinton$ 2,300
August 28, 2007

Jordan, Michael

Obama

$ 2,300

February 23, 2007

Marbury, Stephon

Obama

$ 2,300

June 14, 2007

Marion, Shawn
Obama
$ 2,300July 1, 2008
McKie, Aaron
Obama
$ 2,300
November 5, 2007

Montross, Eric

Edwards

$ 2,300

June 30, 2007

Mourning, Alonzo

Clinton

$ 1,000

March 27, 2007

 

Obama

$ 2,300

March 31, 2007

Wiliams, Marvin

Obama

$ 2,300

June 20, 2007

 

Coaches & Management

Donor

Recipient

Amount

Date

Ainge, Danny

Romney

$ 2,100

February 26, 2007

 

Romney

$ 200

March 30, 2007

Bickerstaff, BernieObama
$ 2,300August 14, 2007

Colangelo, Jerry

McCain

$ 2,300

February 13, 2007

King, Billy

Obama

$ 2,300

March 31, 2007

Kupchak, MitchClinton
$ 2,300
September 14, 2007

Morey, Daryl

Romney

$ 250

January 28, 2007

 

Romney

$ 250

February 24, 2007

 

Romney

$ 250

June 27, 2007

O’Brien, Jim

Edwards

$ 1,000

June 29, 2007

Paxson, Jim

Edwards

$ 500

May 30, 2007

 

Ownership

Donor

Recipient

Amount

Date

[ATL] Belkin, Steve

Obama

$ 2,300

February 28, 2007

[ATL] Gearon, J. Michael

NRCC

$ 200

May 24, 2007

[BOS] Grousbeck, Wyc

Romney

$ 2,300

February 6, 2007

 

Obama

$ 2,300

March 21, 2007

[CLT] Johnson, Robert

Clinton

$ 500

June 19, 2007

[CHI] Reinsdorf, Jerry

McCain

$ 2,100

January 30, 2007

 

Obama

$ 2,300

February 23, 2007


Dodd

$ 2,300

June 28, 2007

[HOU] Alexander, Leslie

Dodd

$ 2.300

June 21, 2007

[IND] Simon, Herbert

Clinton

$ 2,300

March 28, 2007

[IND] Simon, Melvin

Clinton

$ 2,300

March 28, 2007

[IND] Simon, Melvin

Richardson

$ 2,300

April 9, 2007

[LAL]  Buss, Johnny Obama
$ 250May 16, 2008

[MIA] Arison, Micky

NRCC

$ 5,000

May 25, 2007

[MIL] Kohl, Herbert

DSCC

$10,000

March 20, 2007

 

Biden

$ 2,000

March 31, 2007

[NY] Dolan, James

Clinton

$ 2,300

March 30, 2007

[ORL] DeVos, Richard

Giuliani

$ 1,000

May 7, 2007

 

Romney

$ 1,000

May 7, 2007

[PHA] Snider, Ed

Giuliani

$ 2,300

March 28, 2007

[PHX] Sarver, Robert

McCain

$ 2,100

January 31, 2007

[POR] Allen, Paul

Clinton

$ 2,300

March 28, 2007

[SAC] Maloof, Gavin

Clinton

$ 2,300

March 30, 2007

[SAC] Maloof, Joe

Clinton

$ 2,300

March 30, 2007

[SA] Holt, Peter

McCain

$ 2,300

March 22, 2007

 

Giuliani

$ 2,300

May 10, 2007

[SEA] Bennett, Clay

Giuliani

$ 2,300

April 12, 2007

[SEA] McClendon, Aubrey

Giuliani

$ 2,300

March 31, 2007

 

Thompson

$ 2,300

June 25, 2007

 

Clinton

$ 2,300

June 25, 2007

[UTA] Miller, Larry

Romney

$ 2,100

January 5, 2007

 

Romney

$ 200

March 1, 2007

[WAS] Pollin, Abe

DSCC

$ 5,000

March 15, 2007

 

League Office

Donor

Recipient

Amount

Date

Silver, Adam

Obama

$ 1,000

February 25, 2007

 

Obama

$ 1,300

April 8, 2007

 

Clinton

$ 2,000

June 30, 2007

Stern, David

DSCC

$ 25,000

March 29, 2007

 

Clinton

$ 2,300

June 25, 2007