On Saturday morning, NBA star LeBron James had a tweet go viral after he called Donald Trump a “bum” for publicly rescinding an invitation to the White House for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors — which Curry previously said he had no interest in accepting.
After giving social media some time to digest the tweet and further gather his thoughts, LeBron took to The Undefeated to deliver a video statement expanding on his message.
“It’s basically at a point where I’m just a little frustrated, man, because this guy that we’ve put in charge has tried to divide us once again. Obviously we all know what happened with Charlottesville and the divide that caused. Now, it’s hitting home for me even more because he’s using sports as a platform to try and divide us,” LeBron said.
“We all know how much sports brings us together, the passion it has, how much we love and care, the friendships it creates. For him to use this platform to divide us even more is not something I can stand for and not something I can be quiet about.”
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 23, 2017
LeBron is just one of many professional athletes to speak out after Trump’s childish Twitter tirade and a rally in Alabama last night where he said any NFL player who kneels to protest during the national anthem is a “son of a b****” who should be favored.
Maybe Trump should just stick to reality television.