Which sports figures are supporting Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or Gary Johnson?
- Here's a look at who sports figures like Magic Johnson, Caitlyn Jenner, Stephen Curry and Bobby Knight are backing this November.
Election Day 2016 is on Tuesday, and millions of Americans—including many athletes and others in the sports world—have already made their choice for president.
We highly recommend you evaluate the candidates for yourself, but if you're interested in the presidential pick of your favorite athlete, we've rounded up a list of endorsements.
Curious who Magic Johnson is supporting? Terrell Owens? Caitlyn Jenner? Here's a look at some sports figures supporting Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and leading third–party candidate Gary Johnson.
This post will be updated.
Hillary Clinton (Democrat)
LeBron James: Clinton will hope that the man who delivered Cleveland its first championship in more than 50 years will deliver her a crucial swing state. James endorsed Clinton in an Akron Beacon Journal op-ed, writing that he's voting for Clinton because she understands the struggles of children born into poverty. The weekend before Election Day, James spoke at a campaign rally for Clinton, even inviting his teammate J.R. Smith on stage.
Magic Johnson: Johnson has tweeted his support for Clinton multiple times, saying she “will be a great President for the American people” and “will make sure that everyone has a voice.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Abdul-Jabbar endorsed Clinton in an April op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post. In the piece, Abdul-Jabbar said Clinton “possesses that rare but crucial combination of idealism and pragmatism.”
Stephen Curry: In September, the Warriors guard said he supports Clinton when asked about his presidential preference during a startup conference in San Francisco, where he was a guest speaker.
Abby Wambach: After retiring from soccer, Wambach campaigned for Clinton ahead of the New Hampshire primary earlier this year.
Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks star seemed to back Clinton in a tweet.
Tracy Anderson: Anderson appeared in a video featuring several female celebrities endorsing Clinton. The video was posted to actress Lena Dunham’s Facebook page in February.
Megan Rapinoe: In April, Rapinoe spoke at a Glassdoor Roundtable hosted by Clinton in New York City. The U.S. women's national soccer team midfielder said she supports Clinton because she is dedicated to fighting pay inequality.
Laila Ali: The boxer wrote an opinion piece on Hillary Clinton's website praising the candidate.
Jarron Collins: The Warriors assistant coach spoke at the Democratic National Convention with his twin brother Jason in support of Clinton and the LGBT community.
Jason Collins: Collins, the first openly gay player to play in any of the four major American professional sports leagues, spoke at the DNC and has been campaigning for Clinton ahead of the election.
Mike Tomlin: In June, the Steelers head coach hosted a fundraiser for Clinton at his Pittsburgh-area home.
Alex Rodriguez: The former Yankees slugger donated $2,700 to Clinton's campaign.
Adam Silver: The commissioner of the NBA also donated $2,700 to the Clinton campaign.
Franco Harris: The Steelers legend has attended multiple events in support of Clinton, including an April rally at Carnegie Mellon University.
Carl Lewis: The former Olympic track star tweeted his support for Clinton after she picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate.
Martina Navratilova: The tennis legend regularly tweets her support for Clinton.
Grant Hill: The former NBA All–Star has hit the campaign trail for Hillary throughout this election. Hill’s mother was Clinton’s roommate at Wellesley College.
Mark Cuban: The Mavericks owner has become one of Donald Trump's most outspoken critics, and he endorsed Clinton in July. Recently, he offered Trump $10 million if he agreed to a four–hour interview purely on policy. Cuban also said he'll be sitting in the front row at the first presidential debate.
Michelle Kwan: The former Olympic figure skater is a full-time staff member for Clinton’s campaign team. She works as Clinton’s "Surrogate Outreach Coordinator.”
Alshon Jeffery: In February, the star wideout tweeted his support for Clinton.
Chamique Holdsclaw: WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw tweeted, “Gay Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Gay Rights #teamhillaryclinton #hillaryclinton”
Cato June: In November 2015, the former NFL linebacker and current Howard University running backs coach tweeted a link to get Clinton on the ballot in Indiana.
Larry Lucchino: The former Red Sox GM went to Yale Law with Clinton and has attended several of her campaign fundraisers.
David Morehouse: The Penguins President and CEO worked as a political advisor in Bill Clinton’s White House. Morehouse was scheduled to host a Pittsburgh fundraiser for Hillary last December, but was instead forced to recover from heart surgery.
Nicole Gibbs: The tennis player, who actively discusses politics on social media, endorsed Clinton on Twitter.
Lin Dunn: An assistant coach for the Kentucky women’s basketball team, Dunn told The Seattle Times all the way back in 2013 that she supports Clinton. “If I get into politics, I’m going to get involved in helping Hillary Clinton become President,” the women's basketball coaching legend said. “That’s on my bucket list.” She was still tweeting her support for Clinton earlier this year.
Hope Solo: Solo endorsed Clinton in June during a chat with Sidewire.com. “Hillary is the best candidate, the best leader, the best diplomat,” Solo said. “I support the best person for every job, every time.”
Jim Harbaugh: Harbaugh has not officially endorsed a candidate, but was seen at a Clinton rally at which President Obama spoke on the Monday before Election Day. His previous political statements include his request that Obama nominate Judith Sheindlin, aka Judge Judy, for the vacant Supreme Court seat. Harbaugh's brother, John, said in August 2015 he was supporting Trump.
I urge President Obama to nominate to the Supreme Court the wise and competent, Judge Extraordinaire Judith Sheindlin.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 10, 2016
Rory Babich: The Florida Panthers CEO has donated $1,000 to Clinton's campaign.
Jason Kidd: The Milwaukee Bucks coach donated $5,200 to the Clinton campaign.
Theo Epstein: The Chicago Cubs president attended a fundraiser for Clinton in September, when he reportedly told her privately that he was planning on supporting her.
Jeffrey Lurie: The Philadelphia Eagles owner donated $2,700 to Clinton's campaign.
Charles Barkley: In an interview with CNN, Barkley said he would either vote for Clinton or abstain because, "clearly I can't vote for the other guy."
Donald Trump (Republican)
John Daly: In perhaps the least shocking endorsement of all-time, Daly publicly backed Trump in March. In a tweet on Super Tuesday, Daly declared Trump to be “what our country needs.”
Herschel Walker: “We have to do what’s right to save America. I guarantee you Donald [Trump] would do better than a lot of people in office now,” Walker said in December.
Bobby Knight: The former college basketball coach endorsed Trump before the Indiana primary, saying “Right now, in this moment in time, he is the man who should be in charge. He should be the guy that can get us back to where we want to be.” Knight campaigned for Trump in Indiana and formally endorsed the celebrity businessman at the Republican National Convention. He also hit the campaign trail during the general election, introducing Trump at a rally in Michigan and making fun of Michigan fans in the process.
Dennis Rodman: In July, the former NBA star and friend of Kim Jung Un tweeted, "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”
Mike Ditka: Ditka declined Trump’s invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention, saying it wasn’t his kind of thing, but he did endorse Trump. “Everything you say about things, about the country, I agree with your opinions. You resonate with my kind of people," Ditka said. "I believe in what you say wholeheartedly.”
Iowa football and wrestling players: Several members of the Hawkeye football and wrestling teams gave Trump an Iowa football jersey with his name on it after endorsing him at a January rally on campus.
Terrell Owens: In June 2015, the former star wide receiver said he supports Trump because “he won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how the government is run.”
Lou Holtz: Before the Indiana primary, Holtz endorsed Trump by video.
Hulk Hogan: In September 2015, Hogan said he wanted to be Trump’s running mate. Trump chose Indiana governor Mike Pence instead.
Caitlyn Jenner: In an interview with Stat, Jenner said she was a Republican and that “Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue.”
Mike Tyson: Tyson told the Huffington Post, “Let’s try something new. Let’s run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job.” Trump reportedly wanted Tyson to speak at the Republican National Convention, but Trump later claimed he never invited Tyson.
Digger Phelps: The former college basketball coach and analyst introduced Trump at a rally in South Bend before the Indiana primary.
Brian France: NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France appeared at a rally in Valdosta, Ga., to express support for Trump along with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott and drivers Chase Elliott, Ryan Newman and David Ragan.
Gene Keady: Keady also helped introduce Trump at his rally in South Bend prior to the Indiana primary.
John Harbaugh: In August 2015, Harbaugh told reporters he is for Trump ("build the wall," he said), though he hasn't spoken out about the election since. His brother, Jim, was seen at a Clinton rally the day before Election Day.
John Rocker: In an interview with the Daily Caller, Rocker endorsed Trump, saying he thinks “he was woken America up.”
Shawne Merriman: When discussing Tom Brady to TMZ, Merriman said he also supports Trump.
Dana White: The UFC President endorsed Trump in December. He also spoke at the Republican National Convention.
Rocky Boiman: The ex-NFL linebacker has expressed support for Trump on his Twitter and his podcast.
Adrien Broner: The former boxer endorsed Trump in an interview on Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club.”
Clay Buchholz: The Red Sox pitcher endorsed Trump, who introduced him to his wife Lindsay. Buckholz attributed Trump's accomplishments to the fact that he "says what's on his mind."
Zeb Colter: In a tweet in February, the wrestler said he is voting for Trump.
Johnny Damon: In a March interview with the New York Daily News, Damon said he “wants Trump for president.”
Ted DiBiase: In a post on reddit, the WWE star said he’s voting for Trump because he’s “not swayed by money.”
Bill Elliott: Along with several other drivers, Elliott endorsed Trump at a rally ahead of Super Tuesday.
Chase Elliott: Elliott endorsed Trump at the same Georgia rally on Super Tuesday.
Richie Incognito: In a March tweet, Incognito said he was headed to a Trump rally and wanted to “make America great again.”
Jerry Lawler: In a February tweet, the WWE legend said he was voting for Trump in New Hampshire.
Matt Light: The former New England Patriots offensive lineman attended a Trump fundraiser in Boston hosted by Ernie Boch Jr. “Between Ernie Boch and Donald Trump, you couldn’t ask for a better party,” Light said.
Nick Mangold: An Ohio native, the Jets center introduced Trump at a rally in Dayton in March.
Mark Martin: The former NASCAR driver went on stage at a Trump rally in North Carolina and shouted “build that wall!”
Ryan Newman: Along with other drivers, Newman appeared at Trump’s rally in Georgia.
Paul O’Neill: The former Yankee endorsed Trump at a news conference in March in Florida.
Tito Ortiz: The MMA fighter was seen holding a sign saying “Hillary Clinton killed my friends” at a California rally.
Billy Packer: The former college basketball announcer coordinated “Tour de Trump” and said “He’s getting people that never voted before to say ‘It’s about time that I do something to change this country.' I’ll vote for him, absolutely! I know the Clintons too and I sure won’t vote for the Clintons.”
David Ragan: As with with other NASCAR drivers, Ragan was with Trump at a rally in Georgia.
Rex Ryan: The Bills coach introduced Trump at a rally in New York back in April.
Chael Sonnen: The retired UFC middleweight fighter endorsed Trump in February, saying “I’m a huge supporter of Trump.”
Miesha Tate: In May, Tate said she was open to Trump and likes that he also doesn’t like Ronda Rousey. She didn’t fully endorse him, but said she liked the idea of a Republican president.
Kevin Von Erich: The former wrestler has repeatedly endorsed Trump on Twitter.
Chris Weidman: On Periscope in July 2015, the mixed martial artist said “I like Donald Trump. Donald Trump, I listened to his speech, I think we need him in the country. I’m not gonna lie. He’s a little over the top, but a lot of the stuff he says is on the money.”
George Brett: The baseball legend seemed to endorse Trump during a Royals TV broadcast in May. He later tweeted a photo of his dog wearing a signature Trump "Make America Great Again" hat.
Mike Leach: The Washington State coach endorsed Trump at a rally in Spokane, Wash.
Jonathan Papelbon: The pitcher wore a pro-Second Amendment shirt while playing pro-Trump music in the Nationals clubhouse.
Richard Petty: The racing legend introduced Trump at a rally in North Carolina.
Curt Schilling: The former pitcher wrote a long blog post explaining his decision to endorse Trump, saying Trump is “decisive in action and confident in his abilities.” He also hosted a Trump rally in October. Around 15 people showed up.
Mike Shanahan: The coach The former NFL coach hosted a fundraiser for Trump in Colorado in June.
Fran Tarkenton: The former NFL quarterback spoke on Trump’s behalf at the RNC this summer.
Kim Rhode: The six-time Olympian endorsed Trump, especially for his stance on gun rights.
Vince Dooley- The former Georgia coach threw his support to Trump in June, though with some reservations. “I guess you could say I’m like the Paul Ryan philosophy. I endorsed Donald Trump, but I do wish he could do and say things differently. Nevertheless, he is the person that was chosen by the people. We don’t have an oligarchy here, we have a democracy in the Republican Party," Dooley said. "So he overwhelmingly was the choice, and I’m very much in favor of the Republican Party. And Donald Trump is the one that has come out. The people have spoken.”
Natalie Gulbis: The golfer spoke for Trump at the RNC, and wrote a blog post about her friendship with Trump.
Woody Johnson: The Jets owner, who was the finance chairman for Jeb Bush's ill–fated primary campaign, spoke to The New York Times about endorsing Trump. "He's going to be the nominee of the party," Johnson said. "I've always supported the party, I think it's important that we do have unity.” Previously, Trump questioned whether the Jets would be doing better if Johnson had backed him instead of Bush.
Jack Nicklaus: In May, the golf legend told CBS he'd be voting for Trump. “I like what Donald has done. He's turning America upside-down. [He's] awakening the country. Is he as smooth and as politically correct as he should be? Probably not. But he'll learn. He's not stupid. He didn't get where he was being dumb," Nicklaus said. "I like the guy. He's a good man. If he's the one that's on the ticket, then I'll be voting for him.”
Burgess Owens: The Super Bowl champion had high praise for Trump’s visit to Detroit, as well as Trump's criticism of Democratic policies in inner cities. “It’s so refreshing to finally have someone talking about this after eight years of a black president who didn’t,” he said after endorsing him.
Fred Smerlas: The former New England Patriot was a special guest at a Trump Super PAC fundraiser in August. He also tweeted this:
Joe and Marlene Ricketts: The owners of the Chicago Cubs changed their minds on Trump after trying to defeat him in the primaries.
Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
Jesse Ventura: The former wrestler, actor and Governor of Minnesota endorsed Johnson in July.
"I've always had the belief that you vote for someone you believe in. When you cast your vote, you want that person to be president. You don't vote for one politician so that another doesn't become president," Ventura said. "And yet here you have an instance where people don't want either the Democrat or Republican nominee as president! People are going to vote for Donald Trump because they don't want Hillary Clinton—and people are going to vote for Clinton because they don't want Trump. That's a horrible way to pick the next commander-in-chief."
Chris Long: The New England Patriot backed Johnson in a July tweet.
Hal Gill: The former hockey player seemed to throw his support to Johnson in a tweet, calling him a "necessity."
Rudy Carpenter: The former Cowboys quarterback endorsed Johnson on Twitter in May.
Aron Price: The golfer endorsed Johnson on Twitter in August. "There is no way you could seriously think Hillary or Trump are fit to be a president," he tweeted. "Check out Gary Johnson a 3rd option."
Dustin Patrick Runnels (Goldust): The WWE legend told TMZ in July that he hates both Trump and Clinton, and endorsed Johnson.
Glenn Jacobs (Kane): The WWE star endorsed Johnson in July.
Kevin Nash: The wrestler endorsed Johnson in a tweet this July.
Val Venis: The wrestler shared his support for Johnson on Facebook and Twitter.
Ryan Fish, Andrew Vailliencourt, Jesse Kramer and Eve Wulf contributed research.