LeBron James holds the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy and the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award after beating the Warriors for the 2016 title. On Sunday, James endorses Hillary Clinton.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:33 PM
LeBron James is with her.
The four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP and 12-time All-Star wrote in Business Insider on Sunday that he is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
“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,” James wrote in an editorial.
James cited Clinton’s long public record of service and focus on education during her campaign. James, through his LeBron James Family Foundation, recently spent $ 41 million dollars in order to send 1,100 underprivileged kids to college.
Hillary Clinton is the choice for president, says LeBron James.
Donald Trump’s name was never mentioned in the piece.
On the issue of violence, both in and out of the African-American community, James wrote:
“I am not a politician, I don’t know everything it will take finally to end the violence. But I do know we need a president who brings us together and keeps us unified,” he wrote. “Policies and ideas that divide us more are not the solution. We must all stand together — no matter where we are from or the color of our skin. And Hillary is running on the message of hope and unity that we need.”