Athletes Turned Politicians

Shawn Bradley
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Shawn Bradley


The former BYU star and No. 2 overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft lost a 2010 election for a seat in the Utah House of Representatives. Incumbent Democrat Tim Cosgrove won the election. Bradley said, "As a professional entertainer in sports, you get a lot of real-world experience in a world that's not very real -- which is a lot of what politics are."

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