LeBron James: NBA Won't Miss Trump as a Fan

Ross Houston
August 6, 2020

With this news coming to the surface earlier in the day, LeBron James was inevitably asked about the statement from the president, who he has clashed with over the years.

"I already know where this could go, where it could lead to for tomorrow for me". November is right around the corner, and it's a big moment for us as Americans. Rivers said. "And this hat that I'm wearing is what our president is trying to get us to not do, which I think is just as disgraceful".

"I hope everyone - no matter the race, color or size - see what leadership we have at the top in our country", James said. "If we can continue to talk about what we want better, want change, we have an opportunity to do that".

"The game will go on without his eyes on it. I can sit here and speak for all of us who love the game of basketball and we could care less". So what? I don't even care.

"We know justice is on our side".

Throughout the first week of seeding games, players and coaches around the league have been taking a knee during the national anthem, just as Colin Kaepernick once got did and got crucified for, to protest police brutality and bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Players from every team have been kneeling during the national anthem for every game and the president decided to make a statement about it earlier on Wednesday.

Trump had earlier said that National Basketball Association is losing its viewership because of people like him not wanting watch it anymore. "We work with them (the NBA), we worked with them very hard trying to get open". I was pushing for them to get open. That is not acceptable to me. And then I see everyone kneeling during the national anthem. "Let me tell you this, plenty of other people out there, too".

Players have said the kneeling is targeted at police violence and social inequality and does not target the USA flag, military or state, but Trump does not sign this.

"Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!", Trump wrote on July 21. And a lot of people agree with me.

"Hey, if I'm wrong, I lose the election". That's okay with me. "I will always stand for our flag".

In the interview, Trump also claimed that the NBA's television ratings are way down, which isn't the case at all.

The NBA has averaged 1.86 million viewers across ABC, ESPN, and TNT through Monday, up roughly 15 percent from when the league suspended its season in March, according to Sports Media Watch, which cited Nielsen estimates.

James has been one of the most vocal voices in the fight against racial injustice and, along with a host of fellow stars back in June, formed the campaign 'More Than A Vote, ' which aimed to protect Black voting rights.

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