Agent Orange is officially our nation’s President and Yeezus has indicated that he plans to run for President in 2020. Wouldn’t it make sense to think about whom from the sports world is likeliest to lead our nation in years to come?
Honorable Mentions: LeBron James (can’t imagine he’d want to, otherwise he’d make the list), Peyton Manning (same as LeBron, don’t think he’d want it, more likely to be an NFL executive), and Swaggy P (just kidding).
5. Mark Cuban
It is evident from this year’s election that the public wants to consume politics as entertainment. After people realize that they may want a businessman who has actually succeeded at business on his own, but given that they don’t want to give up the entertaining public rants, who better than Cuban? You want a Twitter warring President, he’ll give you a Twitter warring President.
4. The Rock
Who doesn’t love The Rock? You know those white women who somehow voted for Trump over Hillary; even they love The Rock. He’d win in a landslide.
3. Warrick Dunn
You may remember Warrick Dunn as a great running back out of Florida State who had a stellar 12-year career spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons. What you may not know is that after retiring, Dunn took a minority stake in the Falcons. What you also may not know is that Mr. Dunn established the Home for the Holidays charity, which helps single parent families, in his rookie season. He later established Warrick Dunn Charities to further help those less fortunate have happier home lives.
Warrick Dunn’s charitable work earned him the Giant Steps Award in civic leadership from former President Bill Clinton. He also won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2005.
Even more impressively to some, Warrick Dunn met with a particular death row inmate in 2007. Why is that so impressive? The inmate is one of the people who ambushed, robbed, and murdered his mother, a police officer who was escorting a businesswoman to a bank to make a night deposit. Being the President takes a certain kind of outlook and temperament. An act like that speaks volumes. In other words, if you want to feel bad about your own lack of contributions to society, just Google Warrick Dunn and go down the rabbit hole.
2. Eric Winston
Winston is in his 11th year as an NFL player and in his second term as NFL Players Association President. When Winston ran for re-election earlier this year, here is what he said: “Two years ago, I ran on being a bridge between CBAs, from staff to players, building as many bridges as possible, making those relationships stronger . . . For me, (this election is) about helping as many guys as possible, providing the leadership that’s needed and going down that road and being a steady hand. ” He may not want to be President of the United States, but he sure does have his stump speech down pat pretty early on.
1. Grant Hill
Outside of apparently the Fab 5, there is pretty much nobody out there who has anything but the utmost respect for Grant Hill, be they people who have played with him, coached him, or worked with him.
Mr. Hill has worked with President Obama with regard to his and First Lady, Michelle Obama’s fitness campaign. He has also received a multitude of honors (the Congressional Award Foundation’s Horizon Award included). That is in addition to the work Hill continues to do at his alma mater Duke, the scholarships he has set up for underprivileged children to get an undergraduate education, and his work with Habitat for Humanity. President Grant Hill has a nice ring to it.