In yet another example of maximizing his platform — take notes Michael Jordan — LBJ, three time NBA champion and four time MVP, announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
In the key battle state of Ohio — with 18 crucial electoral votes at stake — Lebron’s appeal to fellow Ohioans to register and vote matters: current polls show the presidential race to be a dead heat in the state.
Ironically, or not, LBJ stating he is “with her” starkly contrasts Cleveland Cavs team owner Dan Gilbert’s support of Donald Trump. Gilbert has hosted two campaign fundraisers for Trump.
Capping his latest campaign swing through Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump followed up a noisy public event in Novi on Friday afternoon with what was reported as a private big-dollar fundraiser in downtown Detroit hosted by Quicken Loans billionaire, and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
In an op-ed posted by Business Insider, LBJ expressed why he supported 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.
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. […]
There’s still a lot of work to be done in Akron, Northeast Ohio, and all across our great country. We need a president who understands our community and will build on the legacy of President Obama. So let’s register to vote, show up to the polls, and vote for Hillary Clinton.
Regardless of political affiliation, it continues to be refreshing to see mega-star Ballers (of any sport) intelligently represent and support the interests of our community — in particular our youth.