Over 1 Million People Were Forced to React After LeBron James’ Public Insult for Donald Trump Over Stephen Curry

Published 07/14/2022, 5:30 PM EDT
Feb 12, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James once publicly insulted President Donald Trump on social media for rescinding his invitation to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House. In fact, LeBron James used bold words to condemn the President’s action in a Twitter post that garnered over one million likes from social media users.

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The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals to bag their second championship against the Cavs in three straight Finals appearances. As a result, the Dubs got invited to the White House to meet the President of the United States, as is the custom every year for every champion team from the top leagues in the country.

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Meanwhile, Dubs guard Stephen Curry expressed his reluctance to honor the visit owing to the President’s recent verbiage. In response to Curry’s comments, President Trump decided to rescind his invitation.

LeBron James insulted President Trump on Twitter

President Trump wrote on Twitter, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”.

Meanwhile, LeBron James retaliated on Twitter saying, “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!”

The response induced a flood of reactions on the social media app. Many users supported James’ sentiment. On the other hand, some questioned the rudeness of his address.

Incidentally, LeBron James and his Cavaliers team visited the White House the previous year in 2016. The four-time MVP was invited by the Obama administration after securing Cleveland’s first championship in history coming back from a 3-1 deficit.

The Cavaliers had a chance to visit in 2017 too. But they failed to defeat the Warriors that time.

Stephen Curry’s thoughts on the White House invitation

President Trump’s rhetoric had generated a lot of controversy from different sections of society at that time. As it turns out, Stephen Curry and other players on the Dubs roster had grave concerns over some of the President’s recent comments.

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Therefore, Curry expressed his reluctance to reporters about honoring President Trump’s invite. As a result, the 45th President of the United States had swiftly retorted by rescinding his invitation.

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What is your opinion on LeBron’s tweet? Comment down below.

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Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima

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