Published: Tue, September 26, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

LeBron James Explains Why Trump's Attack On The NFL Is Personal

LeBron James Explains Why Trump's Attack On The NFL Is Personal

That echoes a tweet he published Saturday morning, one that has been liked almost 1.5 million times and retweeted almost 653,000 times. "So therefore ain't no invite", James tweeted.

Curry's team, the Golden State Warriors, won last year's league and were expected to visit the White House in celebration.

So, as far as lower viewership goes, National Anthem protests represent a very, very small reason for a decline in ratings.

"I was in favor of the team visiting the White House and thought it was a rare opportunity for these players to share their views directly with the President", Silver said. "Even from "that guy" who continues to try and divide us", said James.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has saved the day - well, should they recognise him - in the whole drama involving American President Donald Trump and basketball player Stephen Curry. Sports is so awesome, what sports can do for everything, no matter the shape or size or race or ethnicity or whatever. They just gravitate toward that, and it makes them so happy. "I know a lot of things in history have caused certain groups and certain races to hate other races, but we have to find a way to put all of that aside". You may have made a mistake, and that's okay.

If you missed the exchange that unfolded yesterday, let us catch you up. Matter of fact it's not like you invited me, it's nearly like, you know, "Tom, hey, I'm not going to be able to make it".

There's nothing we love more than a great clap back.

"We know this is the greatest country in the world - the land of the free - but we still have problems just like everybody else".

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said National Football League players who refused to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" are exhibiting a "total disrespect of our heritage". He doesn't understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for leadership, for words of encouragement.

Speaking in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Short was asked whether or not Trump was once again on shaky ground over race, following the backlash against his comments over the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in which the president appeared to blame "both sides" for what happened.

Nor was she going to admit that the racism of Trump's rhetoric has emboldened white supremacists to take action, like openly marching in an American city demanding that monuments to the Confederacy remain standing.

Wizards guard John Wall echoed Beal's comments about Trump. "But it's gone beyond that, to the point where I'm more anxious about, and more confused by, the people around our president". More than double that amount actually said they watched more games, and about 62 percent said they watched the same amount.

"For a week, (that owner would) be the most popular person in this country", Trump added, "because that's a total disrespect of our heritage".

On former teammate Kyrie Irving, who demanded a trade and was dealt to Boston: "I tried to give him everything and give him as much of the DNA as I could".

"Obviously, you don't wanna rush to a decision on understanding the magnitude of what this means", Curry said. Popovich, who has been highly critical of Trump since he was elected, described the United States as "an embarrassment in the world" and suggested that Americans have a choice to make.

James, one of the NBA's greatest-ever players and a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, said Mr Trump "doesn't understand the power that he has for being the leader of this attractive country".

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