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LeBron James Throws Support Behind Hillary Clinton

The NBA MVP holds considerable sway in the critical swing state of Ohio.

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    The most influential man in the state of Ohio has spoken. And He's With Her.

    LeBron James, the most famous man in the critical swing state, endorsed Hillary Clinton Sunday.

    "Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty," the NBA superstar and Akron, Ohio, native wrote in an editorial published Sunday by Business Insider.

    James said he believes Clinton "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."

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    Clinton would champion education for children "no matter what zip code they live in" and would strive to make college more affordable, James said.