We’re living in polarizing times nowadays. Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion but sometimes, it feels like not taking a stand it’s also taking a stand.
NBA players agreed to go back to the hardwood with the condition that they were allowed to continue spreading their social awareness message. The league even added the ‘Black Lives Matter’ motto to the court for the resumption of the league.
More than that, NBA players are following Colin Kaepernick’s trend of kneeling during the national anthem as a sign of protest, something that has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
Unsurprisingly, one of those people who didn’t care for the players’ decision was President Donald Trump, who went as far as to say it was disgraceful, unacceptable, and that he just wouldn’t watch any game:
“It’s disgraceful. We worked with them very hard trying to get open. Then I see everybody kneeling during the anthem. That’s not acceptable to me. I just turn off the game. Let me tell you this, plenty of other people out there, too,” President Trump told FOX News.
It’s not a secret that most part of the NBA community isn’t fond of the polarizing and controversial POTUS. They’ve made it loud and clear that they don’t agree with his views and some even declined their invitation to the White House after winning the NBA Championship.
NBA players and athletes from all sports have constantly repeated that their kneeling is by no means a disrespect towards the flag, the anthem, or the troops. It’s just a peaceful way of taking a stand and trying to be a part of the solution instead of a part of the problem.
Then again, everybody’s entitled to their own opinion but we don’t think NBA players are going to care about what President Trump has to say about it.