LBJ explains why he's supporting Hillary.
Election day is rapidly approaching and LeBron James has officially announced which candidate he'll be endorsing. Unsurprisingly, that candidate is Hillary Clinton.
"When I look at this year’s presidential race, it’s clear which candidate believes the same thing. Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear."
"That candidate is Hillary Clinton."
"I support Hillary because she will 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."
LeBron detailed why he is backing Hillary in an op-ed posted in Business Insider, in which he compared her campaign's values to his charity organizations "Wheels For Kids" and the "I Promise" program.
The reigning Finals MVP wrote:
"Like my foundation, Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures. 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."
LeBron's endorsement of Hillary puts him in a category of other sports figures including Jason Kidd, Alex Rodriguez, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jim Brown, Billie Jean King and Abby Wambach who have also announced where their vote lies this election season.
You can check out his full op-ed right here.