LeBron James has responded to Donald Trump rescinding the invitation to Steph Curry to visit the White House with his Golden State Warriors teammates.
Sorry, I just can’t stick to sports. It’s hard because the president is talking about sports and he’s not sticking to politics, so I figure it’s all fair game. It’s been a busy Saturday morning for Donald Trump. First, he received the backlash from the NFL commissioner, then the head of the NFLPA and scores of NFL players after he referred to players who kneel during the national anthem as a “son of a b****” who should be fired, the NFL ratings are terrible because refs are making the game safer and he’s friends with many NFL owners.
Trump also withdrew the invitation to Steph Curry after he said he won’t visit the White House after the Warriors won the NBA championship last season. Just like Trump’s comments on the NFL had NFL players reacting in a passionate manner, so too, did the NBA where LeBron James responded to Trump’s comments about Curry on Twitter.
The retweets and likes were piling in so quickly as James, Curry, NBA and decent folks across the Twitterverse championed the words of King James.
It seems pretty clear what side the rest of the NBA stands on this side of the issue. This isn’t the first time LeBron was critical of the president. After the events at Charlottesville, LeBron spoke about the “so-called president” and that the world needed love.
This is going to be a much-discussed topic in the days ahead. You can expect it to be a dominant storyline with the NBA season right around the corner and media days scheduled after the weekend across the league. It’s a topic that LeBron and several other professional athletes are more and more open to using their platform to speak about the issues in the country.