LeBron James
LeBron James at an event for his Akron, Ohio-based philanthropy, the LeBron James Family Foundation. James has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — LeBron James, three-time NBA champion and four-time most valuable player, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Sunday.

In an op-ed posted on Business Insider, James wrote that he’s supporting Clinton 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,” James writes. Clinton is scheduled to campaign in Ohio Monday, including James’ hometown of Akron, however, James will not be in attendance at the event, a campaign aide has revealed to Diya TV.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done in Akron, Northeast Ohio, and all across our great country,” James writes. “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.”

James’ endorsement likely carries more weight than the endorsement of most Ohio newspapers, as he is arguably the state’s, and the NBA’s, most recognizable athlete. “Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures,” he wrote. “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.”

The basketball star also heralded Clinton for touting affordable college and addressing violence “of every kind, the African-American community is experiencing in our streets and seeing on our TVs.”