Spencer Hawes one day will consider following a certain right-wing right tackle into elected office. In 2010, Jon Runyan parlayed his fame as an Eagle into a congressional seat in New Jersey -- a tack Hawes can see taking:
"If the opportunity presents itself ..."
For now, Hawes, 24, will just play center for the Sixers as they seek their first title in almost 30 years. He said he has a hard time finding informed debates with his less civic-minded peers in the NBA.
"They don't last very long. Or get too deep," said Hawes. "They do arise from time to time. Especially in the political landscape we have right now."