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 BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE and his running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force Club for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's 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 ClintonGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's Valadao unseats Cox in election rematch 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.

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"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 John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge 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.