Kendall Marshall, the rookie point guard of the Suns did not specify politics or not Tuesday night. But since he asked….
The NBA community was part of the Twitter traffic as President Barack Obama won re-election in a race that generated financial contributions from around the league, from players to coaches to owners to commisioner David Stern, for the Democratic incumbent and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Royce White of the Rockets was poignant, DeJuan Blair of the Spurs celebrated, and Jason Richardson of the 76ers turned the phrase.
“Barack to Barack #Obama2012,” @jrich23 wrote as Obama closed in on a second consecutive White House win.
There was even a great basketball tie-in from Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post as results from the electoral college came in:
Soon, the campaign marathon neared a conclusion. Real or otherwise.
No, Humphries could not.
Obama won. Players took to the Twitterverse to celebrate.
The conversation continued late into the night in some parts of the country and early into Wednesday morning in others, with more undoubtedly to come in the days ahead.