"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.
As I woke up today looking and searching for answers on what has happened this song hit it right on the head! If we continue the faith(as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!! Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don't lose a bit of faith! They're our future and we must remain stronger than ever!! Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that's not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn't the end, it's just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!! The man above will never put something in our paths that we can handle no matter how difficult it may feel/be! To all the youth out there I PROMISE I'll continue to lead u guys every single day without no hesitation!! Time to educate and even more mold my children into being the greatest model citizens they can become in life! They will continue the legacy beyond life! Lastly, Even if whos now in office doesn't, Know that I LOVE YOU'LL!!!
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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."
David West called the election disappointing: "A lot of the things (Trump) was saying publicly, a majority of this country feels privately" pic.twitter.com/E65ZQXLUiy
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 9, 2016
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 9, 2016
Westbrook on the election: pic.twitter.com/hIMgxaccXM
— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) November 9, 2016
And coaches joined in, too. Cllippers head coach Doc Rivers didn't seem too fazed by Trump's election.
"Donald Trump is going to be fine as president. ….I just believe that America, overall, works." – Doc Rivers
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) November 10, 2016