Chris Paul: More than 90% of NBA players are now registered to vote
Just 20% of eligible NBA players voted in the last election, according to reports/something said during players’ big meeting in the bubble.
National Basketball Players Association president and Thunder guard Chris Paul on ABC:
For perspective, about 79% of eligible voters were estimated to be registered as of 2014.
Obviously, there’s a difference between being registered to vote and actually voting. It’s unclear how many players were previously registered to vote. The 20% figure was about actual voting.
But LeBron James has led a focus on voting, and the bubble provided an opportunity for organizing. It sounds like players took advantage in time for the upcoming election.