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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 Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (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 Clinton.

“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 Trump 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.

Tags 2020 2020 campaign Black Lives Matter Breonna Taylor deaths in police custody Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Jemele Hill Joe Biden Lebron James police killings

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