Look: LeBron James Draws Inspiration From Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' After Donald Trump's Election

LeBron James

Look: LeBron James Draws Inspiration From Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' After Donald Trump's Election

Here's what the King had to say in a powerful IG post.

Published November 9, 2016

Like many of us, LeBron James woke up this morning desperately seeking answers following Donald Trump's shocking election as the next U.S. president earlier in the day.

The three-time NBA champion and father of three, who publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton and even campaigned with her in Ohio, had to come to grips that the controversial former reality star would follow Barack Obama as the 45th president in American history.

So, how did King James do it? With the help of a little music, looking to friend Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" as inspiration in a moment of despair.

James said the rousing track "hit it right on the head" regarding the feeling he was having as he woke up having to accept the reality that Trump is the next Commander-in-Chief. 

"If we continue the faith (as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!!" James penned on his Instagram account Wednesday afternoon, making sure to add the K. Dot record to the powerful words in his post. "Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don't lose a bit of faith! They're our future and we must remain stronger than ever!!"

He added, "Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that's not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn't the end, it's just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!!"

And King James was just warming up. Read the rest of his passionate IG post below.

Let's give Kendrick the assist on the alley-oop in inspiring LeBron here.

That being said, King James and his defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers should definitely take up President Obama's offer to visit him at the White House before he leaves office.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


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