POTUS Donald Trump recently sent a message to the NBA and its players, claiming that seeing players kneeling during the national anthem is ‘disgraceful.’ NBA players have been kneeling against racial injustice and police brutality and ‘Black Lives Matter’ is painted on every court in the NBA bubble’.
“When I see them kneeling, I just turn off the game,” Trump said during a call with “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday morning. “I have no interest in the game.”
Well, the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James had something to say about it, and he’s not worried about losing the president as a viewer.
“I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership,” James said. “That’s all I’ve got to say. I don’t want to … I’m not going to get into it. ‘Cause already know where this could go, where it could lead to tomorrow for me. I’m not going to get into it.”
“I think that 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 — 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 the size, see what leadership we have at the top of the 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 what we want better, what we want changed, we have the opportunity to do that.”
LeBron James on Donald Trump saying he won’t watch any more NBA games because people have kneeled to protest systemic racism during the national anthem: “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership.” pic.twitter.com/l9sP7LiFsi
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) August 6, 2020
Bron has been very outspoken against the president, this is not the first time we see him taking shots at POTUS and seeing his comments, it won’t be the last time.
The NBA is doing just fine and one imagines Donald Trump not watching games won’t affect that.