In an exclusive op-ed for Business Insider, NBA great LeBron James endorsed Hillary Clinton for president:

Hillary Clinton heads to James’ hometown of Akron on Monday which explains the timing of the endorsement:

Except for Clinton spox Nick Merrill who it seems wants everyone to think he was shocked at the news:

Oh, please … was this even in doubt? Flashback:

James wrote in the op-ed that only Clinton “truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty”:

OK,    but which candidate can explain why James is marketing $140 shoes to kids?

As for the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, James’ team, he’s with him:

Donald Trump has said nice things about James in the past so we’ll have to wait and see how well he takes the endorsement of his rival: