LeBron James is officially endorsing Hillary Clinton.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star wrote an op-ed explaining his decision, which was provided to Business Insider and will also appear in Monday’s Akron Beacon Journal. In it, he described his reasons behind the endorsement, stating, “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.”
He spoke specifically about Clinton’s support for education and children’s issues, topics that are close to his heart and match the goals of his Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network programs.
Additionally, he spoke to the “violence, of every kind, the African-American community is experiencing in our streets and seeing on our TVs,” saying that “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,” he wrote.
He concluded the op-ed with a call to action: “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.”
You can read the entire piece here.