LeBron James says he plans to campaign for Biden and Harris
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NBA star LeBron James, one of the league’s most prominent voices on social justice and racial equality, says he plans to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on MORE and his running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisWant to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement Biden celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Will Pence primary Trump — and win? MORE (D-Calif.), ahead of the November election.

During an appearance on “Cari & Jemele: Stick To Sports,” Cari Champion and Jemele Hill's new show that is set to premiere later Wednesday, the Los Angeles Laker said he intends to campaign for the Biden-Harris ticket after being pressed about his 2016 support for then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement MORE.

“I think what’s known don’t need to be said,” James said, adding he “for sure” plans to help support Biden and Harris as the election nears.


"We are at a time where we need change. In order for change, it's all about leadership,” he continues in a short clip of the moment obtained by TMZ Sports. “And leadership starts at the top.”

James, who is from Akron, Ohio, has been involved in a number of community and educational initiatives in his home state in recent years, and ahead of the 2016 vote he appeared onstage with Clinton and fellow NBA player J.R. Smith in Cleveland.

He has also promoted Biden on Twitter and congratulated Harris on her selection as the vice presidential pick earlier this month.

James has also regularly spoken out on issues involving racism and police brutality, including criticizing President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE for his handling of them.

On Tuesday, James and his Lakers teammates wore hats that modified Trump's famous "Make America Great Again" slogan to say "Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor," a Black American who was gunned down by police in her own Louisville, Ky., apartment in March.