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This list contains information about athletes who are Democrats, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous boxers, NBA stars, and NFL players support the Democratic party. Some of these athletes are very outspoken about their political affiliation, while others are quieter on the subject. One former NBA star was even elected to the U.S. Senate.

Who is the most famous athlete who is a Democrat? LeBron James tops our list. LeBron James donated $20,000 to a committee to elect Barack Obama back in 2008. He also invited almost 20,000 people to a viewing party of Obama's "American Stories, American Solutions" television advertisement. Mike Tyson is known to be a flip-flopper when it comes to political affiliation, but he did donate to Barack Obama's campaign and refer to Republicans as "sell-outs."

After retiring from basketball, Bill Bradley was elected a three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Muhammad Ali has supported the election of Democratic presidential candidates Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. He has also attended the Democratic National Convention. Warren Sapp is a Democrat, and he has often campaigned for the support of the public school system.

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Famous Athletes Who Are Democrats
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LeBron James donated $20,000 to a committee to elect Barack Obama back in 2008. He also invited almost 20,000 people to a viewing party of Obama's "American Stories, American Solutions" television advertisement.

Age: 34

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Cavaliers, St. Vincent–St. Mary Boys Varsity Basketball Team

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Famous Athletes Who Are Democrats
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Michael Jordan used to be very quiet about his political affiliation, but in recent years, he has supported Barack Obama by participating in fundraisers.

Age: 55

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Washington Wizards, North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball, + more

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Famous Athletes Who Are Democrats
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Mike Tyson is known to be a flip-flopper when it comes to political affiliation, but he did donate to Barack Obama's campaign and refer to Republicans as "sell-outs."

Age: 52

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Famous Athletes Who Are Democrats
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Shaquille O'Neal supported Barack Obama's reelection in 2012.

Age: 46

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, + more

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