LeBron James endorses Clinton

NBA star LeBron James endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Clinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views on misinformation Des Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee MORE for president in an op-ed published on Business Insider. 


James writes about his decision to return home to Northeast Ohio to win a championship for the Cleveland Cavilers and to make his community better, before pivoting to the 2016 election. 

“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,” he writes in the endorsement that will also be published in the Akron Business Journal on Monday. 

Clinton will be in Toledo and Akron on Monday.

“If basketball has taught me anything, it’s that no one achieves greatness alone. And it takes everyone working together to create real change,” he writes.

“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."