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LeBron James Brings JR Smith on Stage, Introduces Hillary Clinton at Ohio Rally

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 6, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 06:  LeBron James (C) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and J.R. Smith (L) look on during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on November 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. With two days to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida and Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Just two days before the 2016 presidential election, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James did what he could to help Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.  

The four-time NBA MVP introduced Clinton on Sunday at a rally in Cleveland alongside teammate J.R. Smith. CNN provided video of the short message:

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Hillary Clinton is holding a campaign rally in Ohio with LeBron James https://t.co/G4isSw41BA https://t.co/bp4VenCSJF

Clinton returned the favor by praising James' work off the court, via ABC News:

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Clinton praises LeBron James for what he does "off the court": He "cares for every child" as if they're his own https://t.co/naFkSc8t5J

James formally endorsed the former Secretary of State last month in an op-ed on Business Insider.

"Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty," James said. "And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear. That candidate is Hillary Clinton."

The superstar added, "I support Hillary because she will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama."

Unlike many of his peers, James has not shied away from showcasing his political and personal views over the course of his 14-year NBA career. In 2014, he wore a shirt that read "I Can't Breathe" in response to the death of Eric Garner. During the 2016 ESPYs, he joined Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade in calling for an end to violence nationwide.

He also remains one of the most popular players in the sport.

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James and Clinton are hoping the former's following in Ohio, a swing state, will make a difference and send 18 electoral votes to the Democrats on Nov. 8. 

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