LeBron James has been living in the Los Angeles community for two years. The king of basketball leaves a mark wherever he goes. His latest move will surprise his LA fans. The awesome LeBron James joined forces with the LA Dodgers and pitcher David Price. They are making Dodger Stadium a polling center for the Presidential election in November.
Dodger Stadium will meet all CDC and public health guidelines. They will provide a safe, socially distant area for voters to cast their ballots. The parking fee will be free for every registered voter.
LeBron James and Dodgers to meet expectations
The death of George Floyd fueled the fire. LeBron partnered with other members of the African-American community to create the More Than a Vote group. The four-time NBA MVP will do his best to protect the voting rights of the Black community. The Dodgers will be the first in MLB to use the stadium for presidential voting.
“This is exactly why we created More Than a Vote,” the three-time NBA champion said in a statement. “A lot of us now working together and here for every team who wants to follow the Dodgers lead and turn their stadium into a safer place for voting.
“I may still be new to LA but didn’t take long for me to learn how special the relationship is between the Dodgers and Lakers. We are all in this together.”
Dodger Stadium hosted the biggest coronavirus testing site in the LA community. It also had the Los Angeles Unified School District’s virtual graduation.
“Dodger Stadium is part of the fabric of Los Angeles. We’re proud to continue to partner with the County to make the property available for the benefit of the community at large,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers hosting a vote center at Dodger Stadium is a home run for democracy,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla noted.
Colin Kaepernick started the protests
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to protest against racial injustice. LeBron followed his example and praised Kaepernick’s efforts.
“Kaep has taught me a lot about that,” LeBron said. “Kaep is someone who stood up when times weren’t comfortable.”
A lot of NBA players, coaches and referees took a knee during the anthem in the first seeding game inside the bubble.
“I hope we made Kaep proud. Hope we continue to make Kaep proud every single day,” LeBron said of the protests. “I hope I make him proud on how I live my life not only on the basketball floor but off the floor.”