LeBron James is probably one of the most widely known sports stars of this generation. As the face of basketball, an advocate for player empowerment, and a global icon, he is a guy that transcends the normal reach of athletes.
In the past, he has even vocalized his political views, often rallying others to his cause.
And while nothing is imminent, his Lakers teammate DeMarcus Cousins suggested he run for President.
DeMarcus Cousins has said that LeBron James should run for president. LeBron officially said he’s not interested at today’s practice.
— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) February 20, 2020
While LeBron didn’t seem all too interested, it’s not crazy to think he’d have a lot of support if he did change his mind. His approach to life and views about big social issues are certainly enough to win over some folks’ hearts.
But launching a Presidential campaign is, obviously, much easier said than done. With no political background, it would be pretty tough for James to just run for a high office out of the blue.
Perhaps he should stick to the scene he knows best. As a 16-year veteran, LeBron James knows the ins and outs of the game more than most. And even after his playing days come to a close, there will always be a spot for him in the league if he wants it.