After winning another NBA Finals title, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is teaming up with Barack Obama to make a difference off the court.
Life sure is good for LeBron James these days. After helping the Los Angeles Lakers take home yet another NBA Finals crown over the summer, he’s truly feeling on top of the world. Now that it’s his offseason, though, James is back to making plays away from the hardwood, using his platform to help create change all over.
This time, however, he’s teaming up with the one and only Barack Obama to try and encourage members of the African-American community to get out and vote before the election comes and goes.
LeBron James and Barack Obama getting together to try and encourage people to vote is awesome
According to The New York Times, Obama and James got together for a video interview, which was part of James’ ‘More Than A Vote’ initiative. The initiative was put together to focus on multiple areas, including increasing the number of poll workers in African-American communities.
“You can see it every time. Who didn’t vote? What counties didn’t vote? What communities didn’t vote? And a lot of that has had to do with our Black people,” James said via The New York Times. “So, hopefully, we can get them out and educated and let them understand how important this moment is.”
The two working together is nothing new — James and Obama have been good friends for years now. For James, he’s always had a voice in the political world and has refused to ‘shut up and dribble’ time and time again. Now, he’s hoping his efforts with Obama will result in more votes coming in ahead of the Nov. 3 election day.