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LeBron finally did it Monday night. He finally endorsed Joe Biden over Donald Trump in one of the most shocking moves of 2020. “What’s known doesn’t even need to be said,” LeBron told TNT sideline reporter Chris Haynes back in August when asked if he planned to endorse Biden and Kamala Harris. But LeBron went and said it anyway Monday night in an Instagram post.
“One more day. Please 🗳!! We need EVERYTHING to change and it all starts tomorrow. #BidenHarris #MoreThanaVote,” LeBron wrote Monday, hours after Trump supporters started a “LeBron James sucks! LeBron James sucks!” chant at a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (PA) airport rally.
It was at that rally that Trump reminded the crowd that NBA Finals ratings were “down 71 percent.”
“When they don’t respect our flag, when they don’t respect our country, nobody wants to watch,” Trump told the crowd. “Nobody.”
— OutKick (@Outkick) November 2, 2020
That led to the “LeBron sucks” chant that possibly pushed him over the edge and into officially throwing his Instagram weight behind Joe Biden. It appears that support is nothing more than an ‘anybody but Trump’ endorsement. Watch LeBron’s interview with Haynes, and you tell me if that’s a guy who really wants to support Biden.
LeBron James says urging people – particularly African Americans – to go to the polls is not about swaying them to a candidate. I asked who he’s endorsing for President of the United States in the upcoming election. @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/I4WLihehjU
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 20, 2020