LeBron James: More Than a Vote
Like Magic and Kareem before him, LeBron is the next Laker to carry the torch. Whether it’s charter schools, a strong social media presence, or fashion, the 36-year-old’s endurance is just as impressive off the court.
In fact, I wrote an entire article on the King’s dedication to community leadership. For his latest act, James and others launched More Than A Vote.
Despite James’ past critiques of President Trump on social media, he explained to USA Today that the initiative is far less political than it sounds.
"“We didn’t tell you who to go vote for. We didn’t pick one side versus the other side, We just wanted to educate you, enlighten you, and empower you. And let you know how important your right is.”"
No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, it’s safe to say the initiative has been an overwhelming success. Most recently, the Georgia Senate race boasted an extreme voter turnout in predominantly African American communities.
James may have shifted his focus to leading the Lakers title defense, but it won’t be long before he steps to the forefront again as a social justice leader.