A day after Steph Curry said he was opposed to the Golden State Warriors visiting the White House, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he was withdrawing the invitation.
A few hours after President Donald Trump rescinded his White House invitation to Stephen Curry and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors via Twitter on Saturday morning, LeBron James took to the social media platform to weigh in.
“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!” James tweeted.
Curry said on Friday that, if invited, he didn’t want to visit the White House to celebrate the Warriors’ title — an event that has become tradition for championship-winning teams over the years.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry said, doubling down on the stance he has taken since his Warriors downed James’ Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship in June. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief … (But) it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”
To which Trump responded: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
This isn’t the first time that James, one of the world’s most influential athletes, has spoken out against Trump, his most recent comments coming in the wake of the violent rallies in Charlottesville, Va. last month.
“Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!” James tweeted.
James expanded on his comments during an event with his foundation later that day.
“The only way for us to be able to get better as a society and us to get better as people is love, and that’s the only way we’re going to be able to conquer something at the end of the day,” James said. “It’s not about the guy that’s the so-called president of the United States or whatever the case. … It’s about all of us looking in the mirror and saying, ‘What can be do better to help change?’ And if we can all do that and give 110% … that’s all you can ask for.”
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