NBA star Lebron James had a few choice words for President Trump this Saturday. His words were so choice, that it may be the first time an NBA has ever referred a sitting POTUS as a “bum.”
In the wake of the Golden State Warriors’ championship victory, players like point guard Stephen Curry have been debating whether or not to keep tradition and pay a visit to the White House. But the indecisiveness prompted Trump to rescind the invitation.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted on Saturday morning. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
But according to the Cleveland Caveliers’ Lebron James, Curry’s words had preempted any invitation in the first place.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Earlier this week, Curry signaled that he didn’t want to visit the White House, saying that his disapproving views on Trump remain firm.
“My views haven’t changed at all,” Curry said during a press conference. “I don’t know if anybody’s changed. But that’s where I stand right now. I don’t want to go. That’s my nucleus of my belief.”
As The Mercury News points out, several of Curry’s teammates, as well as Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, are just as outspoken on Trump as Curry is. Warriors forward Kevin Durant also said hell skip the visit, adding that “it’s going to be tough to change my mind.”
But Curry’s take was much more straightforward.
“Basically the things he said and the things he hasn’t said at the right times, we won’t stand for it,” Curry said. “By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what’s accepted and what we turn a blind eye to.”