LeBron James Taunts Trump After He Suggests Americans Turn Off NBA Games
LeBron James just fired back after President Donald Trump said that he won't watch NBA games due to players kneeling for the national anthem.
NBA star LeBron James just fired back a response to Donald Trump after the President said that he would not be watching NBA games while players are still kneeling for the anthem.
LeBron James Fires Back After Trump Criticizes NBA For Anthem Kneeeling
“The game will go on without his eyes on it. I can sit here and speak for all of us that love the game of basketball – we could care less,” James said dismissively.
LeBron speaks on President Trump’s comments about players kneeling during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/SHIYHVh5TJ
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President Trump Blasts Anthem Kneeling NBA Players
Trump blasted NBA players who kneel during the national anthem during an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
“When I see people kneeling during the playing and disrespecting our flag and national anthem, what I do personally is turn off the game. I think it’s disgraceful,” Trump said.
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“We work with [the NBA], we worked with them very hard trying to get open. I was pushing for them to get open,” the president added. “Then I see everybody kneeling during the anthem. That’s not acceptable to me. When I see them kneeling during the game, I just turn off the game. I have no interest in the game. Let me tell you this, plenty of other people out there, too…”
“The ratings for the basketball are way down, as you know. I hear some others are way down, including baseball,” Trump added. “We have to stand up for our flag, stand up for our country. A lot of people agree with me. If I’m wrong, I’m going to lose an election. That’s okay with me. I will always stand for our flag.”
President Trump calls NBA players "disgraceful" for kneeling during anthem, implies that he's done more for the black community than Abraham Lincoln pic.twitter.com/C5YJW3pAps
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Nobody Can Deny That NBA Ratings Are Down
James may “care less” about Trump not watching his games, but he has to be concerned that nobody else is watching the NBA either these days.
Even the super-liberal James can’t deny that Trump is correct in stating that NBA ratings have plummeted so far this season. Games have become nothing more than a platform for players to disrespect the flag and promote the marxist Black Lives Matter organization.
Despite the fact that there has been a long layoff from sports of any kind amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore should be a heightened interest in basketball games, the NBA has only averaged 2.75 million viewers for games.
Perhaps players like James should realize that Americans don’t actually like watching overpaid professional athletes lecture the rest of us about “evil” and “racist” America.