Lebron James slams Trump over comments on National Football League players

Roy Williams

Roy Williams

The fight coincided with Trump's criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as a gesture of protest against police profiling of African-Americans.

Donald Trump has issues with black athletes-two black athletes specifically.

The Warriors then issued a team statement, confirming NONE of the players would visit the White House: "While we meant to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited". And on Saturday, Trump fired back, saying Curry wasn't invited anyway.

Stephen Curry's comments Friday at Golden State Warriors media day that he didn't want to go to the White House have sparked a much bigger discussion than he probably ever could have imagined.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

"You were talking shit about Kaepernick saying 'get that son of a bitch off the field, ' No, you fat motherfucker, get that son of bitch out of the motherfucking White House", the actor said. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has criticised Donald Trump after the President of the United States of America rescinded an invitation to the National Basketball Association champions to visit the White House, and asked why he defended "neo-Nazi chanting hate slogans" but attacked the players in the NFL that were protesting against racial inequality.

"It's hard to say because I don't know exactly what we're going to do if we do go or if we don't go or whatever but my beliefs stay the same".

"That's a total disrespect of our heritage".

Warriors forward Draymond Green said the good news was that Golden State won't have to talk about going to the White House again - unless they win another title during the Trump presidency.

But Curry late last week said he wouldn't be attending, and Trump in response tweeted that Curry was no longer invited. "And if anyone ever tells you that you can not come to D.C., tell them Mayor Bowser invited you".

Once again, the president has faced a backlash over his comments, with a number of sports figures expressing their support for National Football League colleagues and criticizing Trump, including Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, as well as National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell.

Athletes are humans with real thoughts and feelings just like anyone else, and they are just as allowed to express them as any other person in America.

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