LeBron James is endorsing Hillary Clinton in an op-ed published today at Business Insider and appearing tomorrow in the Akron Beacon-Journal, saying that the Democratic candidate “will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama.”
The Cavaliers superstar, whose personal charity raises money for and distribute to educational programs, pointed to Clinton’s positions on education as his main reasons for the endorsement. But James has also been outspoken on issues of gun violence and police brutality, and his endorsement closed by addressing them:
Finally, we must address the violence, of every kind, the African-American community is experiencing in our streets and seeing on our TVs. I believe rebuilding our communities by focusing on at-risk children is a significant part of the solution. However, 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. 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.