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NBA star LeBron James: Donald Trump is a “bum”

After President Donald Trump called for NFL team owners to fire “son-of-a-bitch” athletes who have peacefully protested police brutality by refusing to stand for the national anthem, he targeted professional NBA player, Stephen Curry, and rescinded his championship team’s invitation to the White House.

Curry said on Friday that he personally didn’t want to go to the White House, but his team would vote on a final decision. Warriors coach, Steve Kerr, and Curry’s teammate, Kevin Durant, also expressed that they were hesitant to take the trip.

“I don’t want to go,” Curry said, according to USA Today. “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.”

When Curry was pressed on why he wouldn’t visit and what his message was by not attending, he explained, “that we don’t stand for basically what our President has – the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times, that we won’t stand for it.”

“And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry added. “It’s not just the act of not going there. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.”

NBA star and competitive rival, LeBron James, quickly defended Steph Curry on Twitter, and called Trump a “bum.”

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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