Professional athletes, especially those who make millions of dollars per year to throw a ball around a field or court, are quickly alienating blue-collar, patriotic sports fans across the nation with their latest antics regarding the National Anthem.
Following the decision by the Philadelphia Eagles to protest the White House visit, the “athletes” who make up a few professional NBA teams released a message today about their potential upcoming visit.
On Tuesday, following on President Trump’s decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House citing their supposed disrespect for the National Anthem, NBA stars LeBron James and Stephan Curry stated that neither NBA Finals team would be interested in visiting the White House anyway.
James was asked about Trump’s cancellation, and answered, “I actually just found out about it. It’s typical of him. I am not surprised. I mean, I know no matter who wins this series no one wants the invite anyways. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
LeBron James "not surprised" President Trump cancelled the Eagles' White House visit: "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going." pic.twitter.com/dliqlk4STL
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) June 5, 2018
Curry seconded the motion:
Stephen Curry says “I agree with ‘Bron.” https://t.co/NSYZYh0eDK
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 5, 2018
This isn’t surprising – Trump isn’t exactly popular around the NBA, and both James and Curry have criticized Trump in the past. In January, James ripped into Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, stating, “for us to stand here, even though we’re trying to be divided right now by somebody, today is a great day for people to realize how America was built and how we all have to stand united in order to be at one.” He stated in August 2017 that Trump had made hate “fashionable again.”
And in February 2018, Curry stated that he wasn’t interested in visiting the White House either.
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