Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) November 07, 2012
Kendall Marshall, the rookie point guard of the Suns did not specify politics or not Tuesday night. But since he asked….
What's y'all gut feeling on how this election gonna turn out??—
Marcus Camby (@MarcusCamby23) November 07, 2012
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:
Romney 153, Obama 128 in what's either an NBA All-Star Game or a 1971 Pittsburgh Condors-Kentucky Colonels ABA game.—
Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) November 07, 2012
Soon, the campaign marathon neared a conclusion. Real or otherwise.
My cab driver told me Romney won. Can I trust this?—
Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) November 07, 2012
No, Humphries could not.
Obama won. Players took to the Twitterverse to celebrate.
Congrats Obama, our nation is in good hands—
Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) November 07, 2012
OBAMA FOR 3!! Lol—
DeJuan Blair (@DeJuan45) November 07, 2012
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.