The race towards the Presidential Elections in the United States is in its final stretch and sport is no stranger to the fight between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The protagonists of the different major leagues in the North American country are aware of their influence on society and have made their positions public.
The candidate of the Democratic Party has taken action on the matter regarding the main issues that athletes claimed in recent times, such as: racism, police brutality, the environment and how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In this way, he was left with the support of great figures.
LeBron James – Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
The figure of the Angelina franchise, which has just become champion in the Orlando bubble, was one of the main critics of the administration of Donald Trump and spearheaded the fight for Black Lives Matter. In addition, he promised his support for Biden.
“We are at a time when we need a change. For change to happen, it’s all about leadership, and leadership starts from the top“, expressed the figure of the NBA.
Megan Rapinoe – United States Women’s Soccer Team
The star of the United States national team came to volunteer as the Democratic candidate’s running mate. In fact, he accused Trump of being a misogynist and a sexist. “The national team is everything Trump loves, except we are powerful women“, he expressed in an interview with The Guardian.
Billie Jean King – Former Tennis Player
The former tennis player is considered among the best athletes in the history of that sport with 39 Grand Slam titles, divided into 12 singles, 16 doubles and 11 in mixed doubles.
“The change I dream of celebrating is a United States where we can live and love authentically, and where every marginalized community is guaranteed equality“He expressed in support of Biden.
Magic Johnson – Former NBA Player
ANDThe idol of the Los Angeles Lakers showed his support for the Democratic candidate when he made the pair official with Kamala Harris. “Cookie and I are very happy with the decision of presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. We have happily supported Kamala throughout her career over the years!“, he had expressed in August.
Steve Kerr – Golden State Warriors (NBA) Coach
The technical director of the most winning franchise of the last decade was also critical of Donald Trump and participated in a virtual chat to encourage the participation of voters in Arizona and there he encouraged them to vote for Joe Biden.