Lebron James Attacks Trump Over NBA Comments, Claims He’s Not ‘Sad’ About Losing Him As A Viewer

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.”

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.

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Garry Kanz
1 month ago

BOYCOTT THE NBA– NO FANS ALL ALL- EVEN WHEN THE COVID 19 IS DEEMED CONTROLLABLE AND TEAMS PLAY REGULAR SCHEDULES

jasong
jasong
1 month ago

I agree with Trump. Lifelong basketball fan but why would I support this disrespect. They might have the right to do it, but I have the right not to waste time watching it. Trump has done more for minorities than James-
p.s. let me know when James and the NBA speaks out against China

Mikey
Mikey
1 month ago
Reply to  jasong

If James and his cronies speak out against China I have a bridge in Brooklyn on the cheap…

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1 month ago

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Oul
Oul
1 month ago

Knucklehead – “Are you sad about the millions of other people” that will be turning off the NBA games FOREVER !? The NBA, NFL and MLB are all going down the toilet. No body, that loves the USA, is interested in your political statements. RIP NBA

Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago
Reply to  Oul

Don’t forget nascar!

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
1 month ago
Reply to  Oul

And throw in the NHL too. That guy that was Phillipino-Canadian gave some speech, kneeled for our national anthem, then stood for their anthem.

Charles Michalek
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Brown

he’s garbage too.

JERRY SNYDER
JERRY SNYDER
1 month ago
Reply to  Oul

I don’t give a damn about Lebron the overpaid clown or their BLM movement, nothing but a black power uprising that is hurting the blacks. Guess he is like the other idiot West and thinks maybe he could run for president. Never happen as we had one of your type in office and all he did was screw up the Country. Go dribble your ball and STFU because you are nothing but a lowly educated individual.

P W
P W
1 month ago

Lebron, you have voiced disapproval of Trump and support for Chinese communism, anything else you want to say before you insert your entire foot into your mouth?

That is why people say shut up and dribble because when you talk you are hurting yourself and when you dribble you help yourself. You may not care about having viewers for your sport in the future but the other players in the league and the owners do care or will care when they see the final effects of Covid-19 on their discretionary spending! Lebron, that means the money they can spend on unnecessary entertainment like going to see you play, in case you were not aware. Just like every other millennial he doesn’t care about the others as long as he gets his, but he pretends to be woke about everything else. Your wealth, your world and your power come from the platform you have and now you wish to shrink your own platform, brilliant!

Mikey
Mikey
1 month ago
Reply to  P W

His foot is not only in his mouth, he has managed to swallow it.

kappelvo
kappelvo
1 month ago

Boycot, Boycot, then see how vocal are all those clowns when money stop pouring.

TRUMP MAGA

UMCane
UMCane
1 month ago

Lebron James, a giant hypocrite amongst many in the NBA. He’s all for BLM, but ask him to condemn human rights abuses in China or support Hong Kong freedom fighters and he disappears! He sells too many Lebron James in China to opine, for him is all about the money!!

Donna Kenney
Donna Kenney
1 month ago

Honestly, who cares what he thinks. One of the biggest hypocrites in the NBA in my opinion.

Big Coup
Big Coup
1 month ago

Play basketball Lebron nobody cares what you think about politically.

Last edited 1 month ago by Big Coup
Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago

Lebron James is just an overpaid, over rated, patsy! Who gives a Rats Patootie what that low life, has to say about the President! To Hades with all sports that disrespect the Flag or our National Anthem!
Boycott them all!

Rhesa ccook
Rhesa ccook
1 month ago

WELL, HE WILL LOSE A LOT OF VIEWERS. MANY PEOPLE ARE TRUE AMERICANS AND THEY ARE REVERANT TO THE FLAG & OUR NATIONAL SONG. Other countries feel the same way about their songs & flags and Americans are no different. BE AN AMERICAN OR LEAVE & FIND A BETTER COUNTRY (if U can)

kotoc
kotoc
1 month ago

I’m sure this overly-confident jockey strap would just LOVE to think his comments about Trump will influence basketball fans, but he’s only digging his grave deeper with all the patriotic Americans who still love their country a hellluva lot more. Pretty soon, people will see he’s not the all-American athlete he portrays on the court, but just another BLM goon.

Dr William Martin
1 month ago

Lebron.. You have been my guy for last 10 years. I’m a Trump voter that has rooted for you wherever you were.

NOW.. SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE ..

Play the game . DROP THE ACTIVISM.

kunling
1 month ago

I will never watch ANY un-American crap coming from the NBA. As for traitor Lebron James, he can take his sneakers and shove them where the sun don’t shine!!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by kunling
JOHN
JOHN
1 month ago

GIVE SOME THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING GROWN UP IN AFRICA, INSTEAD OF THE USA, CHUMP. MIGHT HELP TO HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE RATHER THAN LIVING IN A NATION THAT MADE YOU A MILLIONARE RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL SOLELY SOLELY BECAUSE GOD GAVE YOU SPECIAL SIZE AND TAXPAYERS TOOK CARE OF YOU TO LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO PLAY BALL. GO AWAY, I ALREADY IGNORE THE NBA–JUST BIG GUYS BOUNCING INTO EACH OTHERS TO REST EVER 15 SECONDS TO REST!!!

John Day
John Day
1 month ago

Anyone kneels fuqm. I’m done. Pussies wouldn’t last 10 minutes in a fox hole. Pussies

Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander
1 month ago

Lebron should have stayed in school and received an education as to manners and respect.

Latina Queen
Latina Queen
1 month ago

No one cares what Lebron James thinks, he is part of the Hollywood community who thinks they can with their stardom tell us who we should or should not like. They are a joke that the fraud media caters to, they are a joke.

Rivahmitch
Rivahmitch
1 month ago

Is any serious Adult really supposed to care what this athletic child thinks (if, indeed, it does think)?

Carl LEE
1 month ago

Us guys are with the President,kneeling and no nba and will try not to buy anything that supports you.Trump 2020 Vietnam Vet Back The Blue

Karen
Karen
1 month ago

None of us will be watching! This President has done so much to help America while the Democrats are tearing her down. They couldn’t care less about BLM or Antifa destroying cities. Our last concern should be about how LeBron feels about our President! Seriously, who cares???

Dale Toney
Dale Toney
1 month ago

Lost me years ago,after Karl Malone retired.

jose
1 month ago

Get politics out of spectators s ports right now. May you all wither and die of hunger as your world crumbles for lack of spectators

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
1 month ago

Boycott all Pro Sports and most College but don’t forget to tell the companies that sponsor them that you will no longer buy their products. The only way to get their attention is to hurt their wallet. I haven’t watched Pro Sports in years so I really have no idea which companies sponsor them. Start posting a list of these sponsors and then go to their websites and tell them that you will stop buying their products until these pampered clowns stand up for the National Anthem and denounce the Communist Chinese Party, the Rioters, antifa, and BLM. I would rather watch Pee Wee sports, they are the only ones who play for the fun of it.

Suesja
1 month ago

LeBron has not only lost the president as a viewer, but also everyone I know.

Mikey
Mikey
1 month ago

Well, James, you may very well end up sad about losing other viewership. These viewers are the ones paying your grossly inflated salary.

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
1 month ago

So the communist isn’t sad about losing President Trump as a viewer. What about the thousands of now former fans you commies lost? Guess what, stupid, advertisers know this and that means your paycheck is going to be a bit short this week. Don’t you love capitalism you arrogant jerk?

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
1 month ago

As goes Trump, so go five million others. But, LeBron, you can make up for that by pandering to the Chinese although they can’t attend the games.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

So the high school graduate who is only famous for excelling at throwing a ball through a hoop slams the President of the United States over “systemic racism” in a country where he makes somewhere near a $100,000,000 per year. To be perfectly honest almost all the racists I know are blacks who have been manipulated by the descendants of the Ku Klux Klan to think that the world is stacked against them. Since the early 70’s this country has implemented programs that favored blacks and other minorities over whites in order to help them succeed and what do they do but complain, complain, and complain some more. The current behavior displayed in the streets of our great country is likely to create a race war and do nothing to help with racial tensions.

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