In an editorial for the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron James explained that he had two missions when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers; one was to bring them a championship which he did, and the other was to help the kids in his hometown of Akron.  In starting the LeBron James Foundation, James is helping 1,100 kids go to college.  He says in looking at this year’s presidential election, there’s only one candidate that shares the policies and ideas of his foundation, Hillary Clinton.

LeBron James wrote:

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.

Like my foundation, Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures. For over 40 years, she’s been working to improve public schools, expand access to health care, support children’s hospitals, and so much more.

After writing his endorsement, he further explained his stance to reporters (via ESPN).

“We’ve become really good friends and from Day 1 I just always liked his [Barack Obama] vision, especially from a community standpoint,” James said Monday. “And I believe Hillary can continue that legacy that Barack has done for the last eight years. You guys know how important my community service is, especially in my hometown. That’s a main point for me.”

“I didn’t need the debate,” James said. “It was just, when I’m ready to speak on something I do it and obviously you can go back behind the letter and see why I endorsed Hillary.”

You can read his full letter HERE.

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