“That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power,” Curry said of Donald Trump’s tweet questioning James’ intelligence, per Logan Murdock of the Mercury News. “Unfortunately, that’s being revealed more and more as the days go on.”
Trump tweeted about James’ interview with CNN’s Don Lemon late Friday night:
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
The Mercury News shared more of Curry’s comments on its YouTube page:
Trump was responding to James’ conversation with Lemon in which the Los Angeles Lakers star said of the president, “What I’ve noticed over the past few months, he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to.”
A number of athletes across the sports world came to James’ defense and were critical of Trump in the aftermath of the tweet, including Curry himself:
Keep doing you @KingJames! 💪🏽
LeBron James says he thinks the President is using athletics, and athletes, to divide the country — and that’s something he “can’t relate to” https://cnn.it/2M2wutB
James and Curry have been a united front against Trump in the past, as James tweeted about the former host of The Apprentice and called him a “bum” when he rescinded a White House invitation for Curry and the Warriors following their 2017 NBA Finals win.
James then said neither team would accept a White House invitation when his Cleveland Cavaliers were playing the Warriors in the 2018 Finals, and Curry said “I agree with ‘Bron,” per Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Curry also called the president an ass in February 2017 when he said Trump was an asset to the country “if you remove the ‘et’ from asset,” per Marcus Thompson II of the Mercury News.
It is clear he hasn’t changed his mind following the latest basketball-related tweet from the president.
Courtesy: Bleacher Report