In the wake of the disaster that has been these past few months for America, the community is speaking out louder than ever. Both peaceful and violent protests are taking place in several major cities and the social media world is practically overloaded with people's reactions to the death of George Flloyd and the damage some of the more violent demonstrations have caused.
Of course, criticism has also reached its peak for President Donald Trump, who was already not very well-liked before all of this started. His silence on the original issue coupled with his rather aggressive and insensitive response to the protesters have resulted in some pretty angry feelings by the American people -- especially those who feel oppressed.
As for the NBA community and their hand in all of this, they've pretty much already declared "war" on the President. Prominent figures like Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr, Chris Paul, Steph Curry, and LeBron James all have some sort of history in going up against the President.
And, in case the NBA community's feelings about him weren't clear, check out this gem from Charles Barkley last year:
"I don't like the All-Star fan's vote. Remember what happened last time when we let them make a big decision? White House."
Obviously, these guys don't speak for everyone and people are free to hold their own opinions about President Trump. But when it comes to the vast majority of those within the National Basketball Association, they have no love for the man calling the shots right now.
Even though Barkley used the Presidential election as part of his case against All-Star fan voting, it certainly puts things in an interesting perspective.