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LeBron James Responds to Election Results: ‘We Just Tipping Off’

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LeBron James is really excited about the turnout of black voters in the 2020 presidential election in some of the biggest cities in the United States.

“Let’s go!!!!! Black voters came through…again. Be proud as hell but do not stop!” James wrote on Twitter. “We must stay organized and keep working. We just tipping off. I promise you I’m here for y’all throughout! @Morethanavote

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has worked closely with the More Than a Vote initiative during the final weeks of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The focus of their campaign is to combat misinformation and voter suppression tactics targeted toward young Black voters. 

James recently won his fourth championship by helping the Lakers defeat the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals. He told Astead W. Herndon of the New York Times he’s “passionate” about making sure younger members of the Black community cast their ballots.

“It’s simple. We believe that Black people, our community, we’ve been pushed away from our civic duty,” James said in an interview back in October. “We’ve been fed misinformation for many years.”

Lebron James Endorses Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Lebron James officially endorsed the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday. Although it is unlikely to surprise anyone, the basketball superstar gave his endorsement to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Donald Trump’s rally demonized the star with chants of “Lebron James sucks.” Trump further aided those comments by saying, “what a crowd.” Shortly thereafter, Lebron shared a photo on Instagram to his 74.5 million followers supporting Biden and Harris.

“One more day. Please 🗳!! We need EVERYTHING to change and it all starts tomorrow. #BidenHarris #MoreThanaVote”

It was only a matter of time before James would voice his support for Biden and Harris. James captioned the Instagram post, “One more day. Please!! We need EVERYTHING to change and it all starts tomorrow,” he said, referring to Election Day. The NBA Champion and Finals MVP has been a strong supporter of racial justice and advocate for defunding the police.