10 athletes who could be president

The people have spoken, and Barack Obama has won a second term as president. With that, we pause to consider which present-day and former athletes have the brightest potential future in politics. And we're playing this straight; as much fun as it would be to see Charles Barkley carry through on his promise to become governor of Alabama, we don't see it happening. Here are 10 athletes who we believe could end up on a ballot one day. | Complete 2012 election coverage from Yahoo! News

Miami Heat's Shane Battier yells as he prepares to defend against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Charles Trainor Jr.) MAGS OUT

Miami Heat's Shane Battier yells as he prepares to defend against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Charles Trainor Jr.) MAGS OUT

Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame player and current part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Magic Johnson attends the game with the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Mavericks won 99-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

New York Jets v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets throws the football before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tums Fast Relief 500 - Qualifying

RIDGEWAY, VA - OCTOBER 26: Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Odyssey/EnerSys Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2012 in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Chael Sonnen enters the octagon before his bout against Michael Bisping during the UFC on FOX event at United Center on January 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)