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On Sport and Society

1999

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Bill Bradley, NBA, Professional athletes, Politicians, Senators

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Ex-Athletes As Politicians, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 1999

Ex-Athletes As Politicians, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

In recent days and weeks there has been considerable discussion in the national press of Bill Bradley's presidential run and its relationship to his professional basketball career. Such questions as: Should he exploit his NBA fame for political purposes? Should he be using this fame to raise money as he did in the big fund-raiser in Madison Square Garden last week? Why after years of disconnecting himself from his basketball career does he now seek to reconnect? Does this negate his claims that he much more than a basketball player?