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Video: Stephen Curry Reacts to LeBron James Calling Donald Trump a ‘Bum’
- Updated: September 24, 2017
The controversy over the social media uproar on Saturday between Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and President Donald Trump revolved around Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry‘s disinterest in visiting the White House to celebrate the Warriors’ championship. The annoyed Trump rescinded Curry’s invitation, which caused James to come to Curry’s defense.
Curry responded on Saturday, offering thanks to James:
“It’s a pretty strong statement. It’s bold. It’s courageous for any guy to speak up, let alone a guy that has as much to lose as LeBron does,” Curry said. “Like I said, we all kind of have to stand as one, as best as we can.”
The Warriors indicated in the aftermath of Trump’s tweet that a visit the White House would not take place. The strong likelihood is that the Cavaliers, who visited with former President Barack Obama last November to celebrate their 2016 NBA title, will likely be the last NBA team to take part in such a ceremony during Trump’s time in office, with his first term set to end in Jan. 2021.
The growing feud between James and Trump has expanded in recent months, with James having criticized Trump’s response to the Charlottesville white supremacist rally last month. During last year’s election, James publicly supported Trump’s challenger, Hillary Clinton.