It's not a secret that the NBA community isn't fond of Donald Trump. The players and some owners like Marc Cuban or coaches like Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich have been quite outspoken regarding their despise for the President over and over.
Trump has never hesitated to fire back at the league either, and it's been a bit of back-and-forth between all parties even since the start of the season.
Now, the altercation got to an all-time high, as the Milwaukee Bucks and the rest of the league decided to boycott their games in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, establishing a clear anti-Trump stand.
That's why President Trump turned into attack mode again when asked about the NBA's strike, claiming that they've become a political organization and people are tired of them, therefore their ratings continue to drop:
"I don't know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad because I think people are a little tired of the NBA, frankly. But I don’t know too much about the protest, but I know their ratings have been very bad, and that’s unfortunate. They’ve become like a political organization, and that’s not a good thing. I don’t think that’s a good thing for sports or the country." Trump said.
The NBA continues to take a stand and asking people to vote on November 13th, while members of the Republican Party even threatened the Oklahoma City Thunder to take their tax privileges away if they took a knee during the anthem. Needless to say, the team kneeled anyways regardless of the threat.
NBA players have been quite outspoken on their social and political views lately and it doesn't feel like this tension is going to go away any time soon, especially amid the outroar inside of the Orlando bubble.