NBA superstar Lebron James slammed President Trump on Wednesday over his comments decrying the NBA for many of its players kneeling for the American National Anthem.
As The Daily Wire reports:
On Wednesday, LeBron James responded to a reporter asking him about President Donald Trump stating he turns off his television when NBA players kneel for the national anthem. James said, “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership.”
“When I see people kneeling during the playing and disrespecting our flag and national anthem, what I do personally is turn off the game,” Trump said on Wednesday’s edition of Fox & Friends. “I think it’s disgraceful. We work with [the NBA], we worked with them very hard trying to get open. I was pushing for them to get open. Then I see everybody kneeling during the anthem. That’s not acceptable to me. When I see them kneeling during the game, I just turn off the game. I have no interest in the game. Let me tell you this, plenty of other people out there, too… The ratings for the basketball are way down, as you know. I hear some others are way down, including baseball.”
“We have to stand up for our flag, stand up for our country,” Trump added. “A lot of people agree with me. If I’m wrong, I’m going to lose an election. That’s okay with me. I will always stand for our flag.”
In response, James said, “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game. And that’s all I got to say. I don’t want to, I’m not going to get into a … because I already know where this could go, where it could lead to for tomorrow for me. I’m not going to get into it.”
LeBron James on Donald Trump saying he won’t watch any more NBA games because people have kneeled to protest systemic racism during the national anthem: “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership.” pic.twitter.com/l9sP7LiFsi
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) August 6, 2020
The only problem for Lebron and the NBA: almost half of American voters cast their ballot for President Trump in 2016, and they likely won’t be very happy with Lebron’s disrespectful comments about him.