LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers React to Donald Trump Becoming President

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There was really only one thing that mattered on Nov. 8 for the citizens of America, and that was the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

As the night became the early hours of the morning, it was clear that Trump was set to become the president-elect.

While many Cleveland Cavaliers players were outspoken with their opinions before the election, they did not take to social media much after the votes were counted.

A few Cavs players, however, did post their reactions, including LeBron James, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith.

Smith posted a message on his Instagram page with a photo of his daughter, largely asking how he was supposed to explain the outcome of the election to his eldest child.


Shumpert shared an Instagram video from another account.


He then also expressed hope that President Trump would do right by the country.

James posted the longest response, with a video that plays part of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.” James’ message indicated that he was disappointed in the results, but still felt that people could come together and effect change.


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Sean Curran is currently a sports reporter for the Hornell Evening Tribune in Hornell, NY. He was raised in Pennsylvania as an Allen Iverson fan and has loved the NBA ever since. He graduated with a communications and history degree from Alfred University, where he was also a four-year member of the varsity basketball team. He enjoys studying the history of the game. Follow him on twitter @_sean_curran