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LeBron James Reveals Who He’s Endorsing For President

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has officially endorsed Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton for president.

The three-time NBA champion wrote an op-ed for Business Insider explaining his decision to endorse Clinton instead of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

He wrote in part:

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.

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.

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ohio is one of the biggest swing states in the election, and the Cavaliers star forward is arguably most famous person in the state. Only time will tell how big of an impact his endorsement will make.

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