Getty Images LeBron James, Barack Obama

On Nov. 8, Americans will head to the polls to decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.

But what if NBA players controlled the executive branch? Who would be president? Could Stephen Curry serve under LeBron James? Can Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook work together for the good of the union? How can Kawhi Leonard, DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins divide up defensive responsibilities?

The Cabinet and Cabinet-level positions would look something like this:

President: LeBron James

Getty Images President: LeBron James

No question about this. Although the veteran James has struggled to maintain a more likable public image than young stars such as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the King is still the leader of the NBA. He solidified his campaign for the 2016-17 presidency with an NBA championship last spring. James is the face of the NBA and its greatest ambassador around the world.

Vice President: Stephen Curry

Getty Images Vice President: Stephen Curry

The NBA's charismatic and talented two-time reigning MVP, Curry was the favorite going into last year's 2016 NBA Finals primary, but he proved just a bit too inexperienced. Although he is still a public servant to President James, Curry will continue attempting to expand his own public profile and could soon take over the role as president.

Secretary Of State: Russell Westbrook

Getty Images Secretary Of State: Russell Westbrook

Now the lone superstar in Oklahoma City, Westbrook is taking on a greater role in the NBA community. He is one of the most well-liked players in the league, but more importantly, his image is spreading around the world. As a face of the Jordan Brand, Westbrook went on a mega-tour in Asia this summer that showed how famous he has become. Westbrook has the confidence and appeal -- and now the experience -- to engage in the most intense discussions with the United States' allies and enemies.

 

Secretary Of The Treasury: Chris Paul

Getty Images Secretary Of The Treasury: Chris Paul

This calls for a trustworthy and seasoned individual. Paul has served as president of the National Basketball Players Association since August 2013. He also seems like a responsible parent to Kevin Love and Damian Lillard in the State Farm Insurance Hoopers commercials. Oh, and on the court, Paul is probably the NBA's best floor general of the past decade. He can keep the nation's finances organized.

 

Secretary Of Defense: Kawhi Leonard

Getty Images Secretary Of Defense: Kawhi Leonard

There are a lot of good candidates for this role, but Leonard, the two-time reigning Defensive Player of the Year holds the position. Under the tutelage of Tim Duncan, Leonard carries a workman's like demeanor and avoids unnecessary confrontation. He seems like a level-headed leader to keep the country safe. His wingspan and awareness help him cover both coasts.

Attorney General: Carmelo Anthony

Getty Images Attorney General: Carmelo Anthony

The 32-year-old veteran has been a notable proponent of social justice the past year. He sees the law through a progressive lens, and he has the respect of the rest of other players. At this point in his career -- forget his past contract negotiations -- justice is most important to Melo, whose represented the United States at four Olympics.

Secretary Of The Interior: Anthony Davis

Getty Images Secretary Of The Interior: Anthony Davis

A potential future presidential candidate, Davis is a force in the paint on both the offensive and defensive end. He is perhaps the NBA's best current interior player.

Secretary Of Agriculture: Paul George

Getty Images Secretary Of Agriculture: Paul George

An all-around star, George has seen much of the United States, playing college basketball in Fresno, California, and spending his whole professional career in Indianapolis. He can be trusted to maximize the nation's agricultural output.

Secretary Of Commerce: Kyrie Irving

Getty Images Secretary Of Commerce: Kyrie Irving

The former No. 1 overall pick has evolved into one of the game's best ball-handlers and distributors. Irving is still learning how to delegate the basketball best, but after a world championship (in which he hit the winning shot in Game 7), he seems ready for this role.

Secretary Of Labor: Kyle Lowry

Getty Images Secretary Of Labor: Kyle Lowry

Lowry knows what it is like to put in hard work. The point guard played eight seasons for three teams before finally becoming an All-Star in his ninth and tenth years. Now 30, Lowry sees the world as both a star and a reserve, and he can look out for people at all levels of work.

Secretary Of Health And Human Services: Dwyane Wade

Getty Images Secretary Of Health And Human Services: Dwyane Wade

Wade has played more than 70 games in a season just once the past five years, thanks to shoulder and knee issues. But the 34-year-old future Hall of Famer keeps grinding. Wade knows how important it is to preserves one's health and still succeed.

Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development: Damian Lillard

Getty Images Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development: Damian Lillard

In real life, this role is currently held by Julian Castro, one of the young guns of the Democratic Party, whose name was tossed around as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton. Castro, the son of a political activist and a teacher, expects to compete for the presidency one day. Lillard, who grew up in Oakland, is roughly Castro's NBA equivalent. A hard-nosed and driven youngster, Lillard is a future MVP candidate. Just ask Steve Kerr.

Secretary Of Transportation: Matt Barnes

Getty Images Secretary Of Transportation: Matt Barnes

Barnes has played for nine different franchises in 11 different stints. Entering this season, he had career averages of 8.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 855 games in 13 seasons. His latest move has brought him to Sacramento for the second time. Barnes has played on the East Coast and the West Coast, and is well-versed in the forms of transportation this country has to offer.

Secretary Of Energy: James Harden

Getty Images Secretary Of Energy: James Harden

To be honest, it is hard to find a position for Harden. He is a polarizing political figure, who in real life, faces an image problem, as many fans find disgust in his selfishness on the court. However, his skill is undeniable and the cabinet needs his talent. Harden has spent his career in Oklahoma and Texas and can be an asset to finding alternative forms of energy.

Secretary Of Education: Paul Pierce

Getty Images Secretary Of Education: Paul Pierce

They don't call him "The Truth" for nothing. Now in his 19th NBA season, the 10-time All-Star and NBA Finals MVP is a prime mentor to his young counterparts. If anyone disrespects Pierce, they are going right to detention.

Secretary Of Veterans Affairs: Dirk Nowitzki

Getty Images Secretary Of Veterans Affairs: Dirk Nowitzki

Like Pierce, Nowitzki is in his 19th season. A former NBA Finals MVP and NBA MVP, Nowitzki has experience, but more importantly, he is good friends with NBA alumni such as Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Nowitzki is a good bridge to former stars.

Secretary Of Homeland Security: DeMarcus Cousins

Getty Images Secretary Of Homeland Security: DeMarcus Cousins

Who would dare mess with Boogie? This position needs to be a hard-nosed rim protector who can go on the offensive if need be. Cousins is going to put his body on the line to protect this NBA nation. Think of Cousins as a more physically intimidating Saul Berenson.

White House Chief Of Staff: Kevin Love

Getty Images White House Chief Of Staff: Kevin Love

Love's friendship with LeBron James is well-documented, as the two first found chemistry at the 2012 Olympics. Love knows his place, and he is the brunt of many of James' (and Secretary of Commerce Irving's) jokes. But James goes out of his way to make sure the media knows he values Love. The three-time All-Star is a formidable, loyal public servant to James.

Director Of The Office Of Management And Budget: Jimmy Butler

Getty Images Director Of The Office Of Management And Budget: Jimmy Butler

This position demands a two-way player. Butler needs to balance a budget, while putting the U.S. in the best financial standing moving forward. Butler knows how to maximize a contract. Two years ago, he turned down a contract extension and bet on himself. He turned into an All-Star and earned a max deal.

Administrator Of The Environmental Protection Agency: DeAndre Jordan

Getty Images Administrator Of The Environmental Protection Agency: DeAndre Jordan

This is a defense-first position. It is Jordan's priority to defend the planet from environmental issues. Besides, he is closer to the ozone layer than most other human beings.

Trade Representative: Drew Gooden

Getty Images Trade Representative: Drew Gooden

Gooden, last with the Wizards, has been traded six times. Assuming he finds a new home this season -- the Wizards declined their option on Gooden and he is a free agent -- he is the most-traded active player. Gooden has played for ten different franchises and experienced trade in many forms.

Ambassador To The United Nations: Kristaps Porzingis

Getty Images Ambassador To The United Nations: Kristaps Porzingis

The NBA has a lot of foreign players, including many veterans, but Porzingis, 21, is racking up fans like no international youngster before him. He was born in Latvia, played in Spain as a teen and now makes his living in New York City, home of the actual United Nations. He is young and raw, but Porzingis -- working closely with Attorney General Anthony -- is on a mission to make the world a more peaceful place.

Chairman Of The Council of Economic Advisers: Mike Conley

Getty Images Chairman Of The Council of Economic Advisers: Mike Conley

How does one turn a nine-year career with no All-Star Game selections, no NBA Finals appearances and career averages of 13.6 points and 5.6 assists into the league's most lucrative deal (five years, $152.6 million)? No one knows but Conley. So let him advise the nation's financial decisions.

Administrator Of The Small Business Administration: Karl-Anthony Towns

Getty Images Administrator Of The Small Business Administration: Karl-Anthony Towns

At 20, Towns is learning how to run a small-market basketball team, after a Rookie of the Year campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns, a great defender, just needs to look out for other small business individuals and learn the presidential offense during his tenure in this role.

White House Press Secretary: Kevin Durant

Getty Images White House Press Secretary: Kevin Durant

Technically, this isn't a cabinet or cabinet-level position, but it is one of the more important roles related to the executive branch. And that makes it a perfect position for Durant right now. LeBron James is the king of the league and Stephen Curry is the more popular player on Durant's team. Durant, who lost some public appeal moving to Golden State, is the perfect individual to do James' and Curry's dirty work. Also, he's a superb tweeter.

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