Trump Attacks the NBA and ‘Very Nasty’ LeBron James

Donald Trump and LeBron James (Credit: Deposit Photos and CNN)

President Trump went on a tear Friday, blasting LeBron James and the NBA ahead of tonight’s Finals match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat.

Trump’s comments came during an appearance on the “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” as he fumed about the “Marxist” Black Lives Matter movement and the NBA for allowing social justice messages on team jerseys.

“The NBA has become so political that nobody cares about it anymore,” Trump said. “I don’t even know who’s playing in the Finals.”

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He then went off about Lakers superstar LeBron James for supporting Democratic candidates, saying Republicans are turned off.

“LeBron is a spokesman for the Democratic party and a very nasty spokesman,” Trump said.

“I’ve done so much for the Black community and people don’t want to see that,” he claimed, then insisted James should stay out of politics. “He’s a great basketball player, but people don’t wanna see a guy that way. They don’t want to see that. We have enough difficulty during the week, you don’t wanna sit down watching a basketball game and then watch somebody that hates your guts, okay, so he’s a hater.”

It’s not the first time Trump has criticized James, but the NBA legend could probably care less. In an 2018 interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, James called out Trump for his divisive tweets and comments.

“What I’ve noticed over the past few months is he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to,” James said.