LeBron James Endorses Hillary Clinton Because Who Else Was He Going to Endorse? Willie Wilson?

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014
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Everyone can settle down now and stop the speculation that three-time NBA champion and four-time NBA MVP LeBron James was thinking about going another route with his vote for president.

On Sunday the Cleveland Cavaliers star forward made it official, with an op-ed posted by Business Insider, that he will be voting for Hillary Clinton come Election Day.


James wrote that he expects Clinton to "build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama. I believe in what President Obama has done for our country and support her commitment to continuing that legacy."

James, a native of Akron, Ohio, and the biggest basketball player to date, endorsed Clinton a day before the Democratic presidential nominee headed to Ohio, and CNN noted that Clinton would make a stop in James' hometown, although James wouldn't be there.

"There's still a lot of work to be done in Akron, Northeast Ohio, and all across our great country," James wrote. "We need a president who understands our community and will build on the legacy of President Obama. So let's register to vote, show up to the polls and vote for Hillary Clinton.

"Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures," James continued. "For over 40 years, she's been working to improve public schools, expand access to health care, support children's hospitals, and so much more."


Sorry, Willie Wilson, it looks like James is voting for Clinton.

Read more at Business Insider and CNN.

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