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LeBron James reacts positively to Joe Biden campaign tweet

LeBron James all but offered up his official endorsement of Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election with a tweet in which he reacts positively to a campaign video from the presumptive Democratic candidate.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar posted a series of emojis in response to the Biden campaign’s social media dispatch. In it, the message, “44 + 46” is relayed, with a preview video attached of a conversation between Biden and Barack Obama slated for full release on Thursday.

James is unequivocally and unapologetically one the most outspoken professional athletes of this or any other era. His support for Obama throughout his two-term presidency was as strong as his ongoing condemnation of Donald Trump throughout his polarizing term. The fact that the Lakers superstar is fully backing Biden in the November elections hardly comes as a surprise.

What’s more, James is one of the leading voices behind “More Than A Vote,” a recently launched initiative led by a consortium of professional athletes that aspires to combat “systemic, racist voter suppression by educating, energizing, and protecting our community in 2020.”

James of course has been an advocate for social change throughout his career, and his longtime activism has made him a target of criticism from those who don’t share his attitudes or political leanings.

In light of his tweet Wednesday, expect James to become an even more vocal advocate for Biden in the coming months.