LeBron James posted his thoughts on what Donald Trump had to say about fellow NBA star Stephen Curry's comments about his team the Golden State Warriors visiting the White House after winning the NBA title this past summer. The Warriors will not be visiting.
Now, he is taking it to another level. In a post on The Uninterrupted, James by video message had the following to add:
"We all know what happened at Charlottesville and the divide that caused and now it's even hitting more home for me now because he's now using sports as the platform to try and divide us," LeBron James said.
"We all know how much sports brings us together, how much passion it has, how much we love and care and friendships and everything it creates. And for him to try and use this platform, even more, it's not something I can stand for, it's not something I can be quiet about."
"We, as American people, need to actually just come together even more stronger man," James said. "This is a very critical time and me, in the position I am, I had to voice this to ya'll."
Many during the day today have been applauding LeBron James and his contemporaries for speaking their minds about the situation. The Warriors also released a statement as a team about their decision to stay away, even though Trump "revoked" his invite.
While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We're disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.
In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we'll constructively use our trip to the nation's capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.
All of this is going to come to a head tomorrow around 9:30 AM est when the first NFL game kicks off for the day over in London when the anthem is played. Expect many kneeling players and plenty of sideline shots throughout the days games. It should be quite an interesting day in sports, finishing out a weekend where many athletes felt attacked by their own countries leader.
Maybe Trump is just jealous about this: