*In a surprising survey, HoopsHype.com found that although President Barack Obama is a hooper, his GOP rival Mitt Romney has managed to garner more NBA support than him.

We have to keep in mind, however, that most of the pro-ball contributors are team owners and executives. You can figure out the rest.

Anyway, Romney collected more than $70,000 in donations from owners and execs like Michael Gear of the Atlanta Hawks, Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets, Pat Riley of the Miami Heat, and Herb Simon of the Indiana Pacers.

Obama wasn’t far behind though, with $67,750.

The president plans to pass up the competition with a star studded event called ‘Classic,’ where NBA legends Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing will participate.

NBA-sters who have donated to his campaign include Vince Carter, Grant Hill, Baron Davis, Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, and Celtics’ Doc Rivers.