NBA Stars Back LeBron James Amid Distasteful Comments From Trump
Not a week passes without President Donald Trump making some sort of distasteful comment regarding sports.
“Stay in your lane” is one of LaVar Ball’s many mottos and it has never rung more true than whenever Trump attempts to force his name into sporting news. Following an appearance on CNN, where James stated that Trump is trying to separate society through sports, the POTUS voiced his own opinion on his personal twitter page.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
After officially launching his I Promise School, James’ latest philanthropic move has been met with an overwhelming wave of positivity – including admiration from the wife of the American president.
“I support LJ,” Jordan said in the statement through his spokes person in the wake of Trump’s tweet. “He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
Many stars from around the NBA followed suit supporting James following the president’s inflammatory tweet.
So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you worried about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown? Shut your damn mouth! Stop using them twitter fingers and get stuff done for our country with that pen. https://t.co/sEkX3OKaJM
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 4, 2018
A sign of an insecure human being is one who attacks others to make themselves feel better… im just sad that young kids have to see stupid tweets like these and grow up thinking it’s okay… forget everything else Donald your setting a bad example for kids😑 our future 🤡 https://t.co/eg0MECg8xC
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 4, 2018
He’s gotta go! https://t.co/rujnO4rbYH
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 4, 2018
I've been silent about ALL of the DUMB stuff this man has tweeted but THIS is attacking the NBA brotherhood and I'm not rollin'! What an embarrassment… https://t.co/zHjgokig8R
— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) August 4, 2018
Tired of you! https://t.co/3vYwL0OyMx
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 4, 2018
I hadn't a need until now to say I am proud of @KingJames for following his dream to open “I Promise" school. Helping kids & their families work towards a better life. All done with his own $$, for anyone to criticize that is shameful & lacks compassion @MSNBC @cnn @NBA @CBSNews
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) August 5, 2018
Last but not least, Don Lemon, the CNN anchor who had the opportunity to interview James voiced his own opinion on Trump’s tweet.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) August 4, 2018