NBA superstar Lebron James has come out swinging in defense of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president. In a recent op-ed James laid out his vision for the future and why he is supporting Clinton.
James began by discussing his early years as a poor child:
As a kid, I didn’t have much money. It was just my mom and me, and things were rough at times. But I had basketball. That gave me a family, a community, and an education. That’s more than a lot of children in Akron can say.
After sharing a bit of his backstory James shared his thoughts on the presidential race:
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.
The NBA legend continued describing why he supports Clinton. He does so for her history of supporting causes which he also holds near and dear to his heart:
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.
She wants to make sure kids have access to a good education, no matter what zip code they live in. She’ll rebuild schools that are falling apart and put more money into computer science. She’ll make sure teachers are paid what they deserve so they can give everything to their students.
She also has plans to make college a reality for more people in America, especially for those who can’t afford it. My kids in Akron are proof of the hope and motivation that come from knowing college can be in their future, no matter what obstacles they might be facing.
The endorsement by James is another in a string of thousands of high-profile Americans who are standing together against the possibility of a disastrous Donald Trump presidency. The mere thought should bring a shudder and a tingle down the spine of all Americans.