"He's shown he cares about America's youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential", the petition sayd about James.
The petition has obviously spun out of the news about the I Promise school opened in OH on July 30 by the self-proclaimed "King" of basketball, fanned by flames of the to-and-fro following President Donald Trump's recent remarks about James' intelligence.
'The first candidate is famed athlete LeBron James, a highly respected and extremely influential community advocate and activist who recently opened a state-of-the-art public school for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio, ' the petition reads.
Last week, James appeared at a grand opening celebration his I Promise School.
The NBA star personally donated millions through his LeBron James Family Foundation, worked to secure sponsorship, and will ultimately have a huge influence on the school program.
James and current Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, are each of the two "candidates" listed on the petition.
The petition has more than 5,000 supporters and is nearing its goal of 6,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.
During a recent conversation with Don Lemon, LeBron had this to say regarding Trump, "What I've noticed over the past few months, he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to". On Friday night, Trump criticized both CNN's Don Lemon and James in a tweet, essentially calling both dumb.
The Golden State Warrior, who has a contract with Under Armor through 2024, made the remark shortly after the CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, called Trump an "asset" to the country in an interview with CNBC.
However, there were those that felt James is getting too much credit for his new public school because the majority of the costs will come from taxpayers.