LeBron James on Donald Trump Presidency: Love, Faith ‘Only Things That Will Get Us Through This’


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A month before Donald Trump shockingly edged out Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States on Election Day, LeBron James penned an op-ed in support of Secretary Clinton.

"When I look at this year’s presidential race, it’s clear which candidate believes the same thing," the Cleveland Cavaliers star wrote. "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."

Since Tuesday, athletes across all sports have expressed their understandable displeasure with being led by a businessman whose trail of injustices toward the African-American community dates at least back to a 1973 racial discrimination lawsuit against him by the Justice Department. This is particularly the case in the NBA, a league that has never shied from letting its players speak their minds.

Among them is James, who responded with an inspirational message set to Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" on Instagram.

Golden State Warriors big man David West shared his thoughts on the matter for about two minutes, describing Trump's rhetoric as "unsettling and unnerving."

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford joked that the election results open the door for a Kanye West run to the office—which is only funny because it now seems eerily realistic.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook didn't have much to say on the matter—at least not to the media.

And coaches joined in, too. Cllippers head coach Doc Rivers didn't seem too fazed by Trump's election.

While Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Detroit Pistons leader Stan Van Gundy offered several minutes' worth of disappointment.