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NBA players react to the results of the 2016 Presidential Election

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So it's actually happened, Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. His victory over Hillary Clinton was confirmed by the Associated Press in the early hours of the morning and the Republican, with no prior political experience, will take up office on January 20, 2017.

Following eight years under the stewardship of Democrat Barack Obama, it is a huge shift in the leadership mentality of the most powerful country in the world, and it's fair to say it's taken a lot of people by surprise.

America, and the world, is still reacting from the news and social media has been going crazy as the billionaire businessman, who was the face of the US hit TV show The Apprentice before starting his political career, secured a victory over Clinton.

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Basketball players, like everyone else in the States and across the globe, will certainly feel the effects of such a huge moment in the history of the most powerful country on this planet, and they have been giving their thoughts on Twitter.

Players like LeBron James and J.R. Smith, who openly supported the Clinton campaign, have remained quiet after this relatively shocking defeat, but many have made their feelings known, and there are few fans of the soon-to-be President.

Much like Brexit five months prior, the results of the election have come as a relative surprise. With the news so fresh, it's unclear what sort of effect it will have on the NBA, but people around the world are certainly waking up to a new America.

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