33 Famous Athletes Who Are Democrats

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? tops our list. 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. 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. 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.

LeBron James

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.

Michael Jordan used to be very quiet about his political affiliation, but in recent years, he has supported Barack Obama by participating in fundraisers.

Mike Tyson

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.”

Shaquille O’Neal supported Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali has supported the election of Democratic presidential candidates Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. He has also attended the Democratic National Convention.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Magic Johnson is a firm supporter of the Democratic party. He has supported Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Barbara Boxer in their campaigns.

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah endorsed Barack Obama for president of the United States.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant has pretty much stayed out of , but he did endorse Barack Obama.

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony participated in the “Obama Classic” to raise money for Barack Obama’s campaign. He also donated $5,000 himself.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown reportedly supports the Democratic party.

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is a Democrat. In 2012, he said, “Very excited to be involved in President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign tonight! It’s a great honor and should be a lot of fun.”

Willie Mays

Willie Mays spoke very highly of Barack Obama during the 2012 election campaign.

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron is a Democrat. In 2014, he compared Republicans who oppose Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing doesn’t speak often about politics, but he did endorse Barack Obama.

Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp is a Democrat, and he has often campaigned for the support of the public school system.

Victor Cruz

In 2012, Victor Cruz appeared in a campaign ad for Barack Obama.

Vince Carter

Vince Carter endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States.

Bill Bradley

After retiring from basketball, Bill Bradley was elected a three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Alex Karras

Alex Karras supported the Democratic party.

Shane Battier

Shane Battier is a Democrat. He was even contacted by the Michigan Democratic Party to see if he would be interested in running for the Senate.

Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning is a Democrat, and he endorsed Barack Obama’s campaign.

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers endorsed Barack Obama’s campaign.

Rob Dyrdek

Rob Dyrdek has been pretty neutral with his political stance, focusing on encouraging young people to vote, but he did endorse Barack Obama.

Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton is a liberal Democrat.

B. J. Armstrong

B. J. Armstrong endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe considers himself a Libertarian, but he endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. He also supports marriage equality.