Lebron James, NBA star, called President Donald Trump a ‘bum’, after Trump commented on Steph Curry’s decision to decline his invitation to go to Trump’s White House.
Steph Curry announced he would be making a stand by not going with the rest of the Golden State Warriors team to their NBA Champion’s visit to the White House.
Warriors point guard Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, said the team can:
“inspire some change” by refusing to visit the home of the president.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry , added that it would show the players “don’t stand for… the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times.
“I don’t think us not going to the White House is going to miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
President Trump Replied with
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
Lebron James Tweeted back
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
Kobe Bryant, NBA Legend, Former player, also gave his opinion on the 45th president
A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly “Make America Great Again”
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
We live in an era where sports stars can do more than just play their respective sport. Many sports stars are iconic figures with millions of followers. The question is how should they use that following to express their opinions/beliefs, for the betterment of society and their communities? However, some people do not want politics and sports to mix. Whereas other people argue you can not expect athletes to ignore the plight, issues and talking points of a society they are still very much a part of; even if they earn millions and live a life that is very different to most people’s.
Who do you support Steph Curry or Donald Trump?