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LeBron James says he’ll campaign for Joe Biden against Donald Trump

LeBron James campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Since, LeBron has repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump.

Will LeBron campaign for Trump’s 2020 challenger, Joe Biden?

LeBron on “Stick to Sports:"

For sure. I think what’s known don’t need to be said. We are at a time where we need change. In order for change, it’s all about leadership. And leadership starts at the top.

LeBron carries substantial name recognition. Will he sway voters toward Biden? That’s less clear.

In 2016, LeBron had just led the Cavaliers to a championship while playing for the team in his native Ohio, a swing state. Trump won Ohio. LeBron now plays for the Lakers, who play in California. Biden effectively already has California locked up.

However, LeBron has national appeal. His influence isn’t felt only where his team plays its home games.

LeBron also isn’t limiting his involvement to campaigning. He’s working to grow and protect Black Americans’ voting rights.