"Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
NBA players across the league are fielding questions from reporters today as most teams hold their annual Media Day, and the hot topic of discussion has been Donald Trump's recent tweets, both pertaining to the NFL's national anthem protests and the Warriors' White House visit.
If you missed it, Stephen Curry told reporters at the Warriors Media Day on Friday that he'd vote no when asked about the potential trip to the White House.
Trump responded to Curry's comments on twitter,
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Several other NBA players reacted to Trump rescinding the Warriors' invitation to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, including LeBron James who tweeted, "U bum
@StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
At the Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day session this afternoon, LeBron was asked about the tweet.
LeBron on his 'U Bum' tweet pic.twitter.com/7N1iplqxqd— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 25, 2017
LeBron James: "No matter if you voted for [Donald Trump] or not. You may have made a mistake if you voted for him. It's okay." pic.twitter.com/P5IFtceOsD— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 25, 2017
LeBron was not the only NBA star to call out Trump at today's media day availability. Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal also spoke out against the President, with Beal referring to him as a clown and Wall saying he has no respect for the Trump administration.
Russell Westbrook said in regards to Trump, “I’m definitely not in agreeance with anything he says and I never will be.”
You can check out their comments below.
Bradley Beal called 45 a clown. pic.twitter.com/zSJJNB2TaT— Michael Sykes, II (@MikeDSykes) September 25, 2017
John Wall on Trump's office and administration: "I don't respect it." pic.twitter.com/r0K6kSbvya— Michael Sykes, II (@MikeDSykes) September 25, 2017
Asked about Donald Trump, Russell Westbrook says “I’m definitely not in agreeance with anything he says and I never will be.” pic.twitter.com/8H8KDZN3G8— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) September 25, 2017