LeBron James introduced Hillary Clinton at a rally in Ohio with some help from J.R. Smith

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It's hard to say if he changed any minds, but it's nonetheless a big deal that LeBron James endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. He's the most famous athlete in America, plus he's riding an unprecedented wave of goodwill after bringing a title back to Cleveland. It's a big deal that he's willing to make overtly political stands, not just platitudes about coming together.

Now that the campaign is on its home stretch, LeBron is doing more than supporting Hillary with words – he's getting out there on the campaign trail together with her. We knew he would be there in Ohio on Sunday, but he brought a surprise with him in teammate J.R. Smith, bringer of joy wherever he goes.

J.R. had previously expressed his support for Clinton with a tweet on Friday when he was asked about potentially attending the event.

No matter which candidate you support, it's cool to see athletes using their prominence to tell people to become a part of the Democratic process. It's especially big that James is out there letting his voice be heard because we've seen prominent athletes refuse to use their fame to encourage people to vote in the past. As for this event, Ohio is going to be one of the more closely contested states come Election Day, so we'll have to see how much influence King and Pipe God have on voters in The Buckeye State.

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30 sports figures who support Hillary Clinton:

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Sports figures who support Hillary Clinton
Former NBA star Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Former New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez
Former basketball star Magic Johnson
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James
Baseball legend Hank Aaron
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony
Tennis legend Billie Jean King
Former professional basketball players Jarron Collins and Jason Collins
Boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali
Retired NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez
Businessman Mark Cuban
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin
Basketball star Grant Hill
Fitness and wellness expert Tracy Anderson
World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe (left)
Pittsburgh Steelers' Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris
Professional equestrian Georgina Bloomberg
Olympic long jump gold medalist Carl Lewis
NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith
Former tennis player Martina Navratilova
Figure skater Michelle Kwan
Chicago Bears' Alshon Jeffery: This election is too important for me to sit on the sidelines..#ImWithHer @hillaryClinton
NFL player Jonas Gray
Former Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino
Penguins President David Morehouse
Tennis player Nicole Gibbs
Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn
United States' soccer player Hope Solo
Former NFL player Cato June

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