Who says that politics and sports don't mix?
In recent years first professional wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura was elected the Governor of Minnesota.
He also appeared in a small Hollywood action movie you might have seen with the Governor of California called "Predator". His acting wasn't bad, wasn't great, but wasn't bad. He also appears to have been a pretty good Governor.
Now a professional basketball player has been elected as Mayor. Former Detroit Piston (and Washington Bullet) Dave Bing was elected Mayor of Detroit.
A link or two: bingformayor.com, espn.com news