The NBA players and community have long pay tribute to national matters such as black lives matter, racism, and more. As it stands they have taken anew stances against the U.S. President Donald Trump.
President Trump had labeled a protest meant to call awareness to racism, and police brutality as “disgraceful” and asserted that he had stopped watching NBA games.
Trump’s comment was received as awful by the NBA community particularly from the Lakers star LeBron James. James couldn’t hold his cool for long. He fired back at Trump.
I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game.
And that’s all I’ve got to say. I don’t want to – I’m not going to get into a – because I already know where this could go, where it could lead to for tomorrow for me. I’m not going to get into it.
But I think our game is in a beautiful position. And we have fans all over the world. And our fans not only love the way we play the game – we try to give it back to them with our commitment to the game – but also respect what else we try to bring to the game and acknowledge what’s right and what’s wrong.
And I hope everyone – no matter the race, no matter the color, no matter their size – will see what leadership that we have at the top in our country and understand that November is right around the corner. And it’s a big moment for us as Americans. If we continue to talk about we want better, want change, we have an opportunity to do that.
But the game will go on without his eyes on it. I can sit here and speak for all of us that love the game of basketball. We could care less.
LeBron and Trump have both been found criticizing each other. But some say it is wrong for James to speak for the whole basketball community. Is it truly wrong? Should Trump be let to criticize any aspect of the state without getting questioned?