It's not a secret that the sports community, and especially LeBron James and most NBA players, have a clear political stance. They've been calling out President Donald Trump since even before he was elected for Office and, obviously, that's only gotten more notorious in the wake of the upcoming election.
James, Stephen Curry, and other personalities like Steve Kerr or Gregg Popovich have constantly called out Trump, going as far as to calling him a bum and rejecting their White House invitations after winning the NBA Finals.
Needless to say, Trump hasn't hesitated to fire back every single time he's had the chance to do it, claiming that the NBA has become a political organization and that's why people are sick of them and their ratings are down.
That's why it wasn't a surprise to see almost every big name in the NBA tuning in to watch the Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Joe Biden. Obviously, they didn't like what they saw.
LeBron James And NBA Stars Call Out Donald Trump After Presidential Debate
This debate is out of control!! Why have a moderator when he can’t even control it!— Georges Niang (@GeorgesNiang20) September 30, 2020
I’m convinced that we live in a big simulation.— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) September 30, 2020
I love this strategy of talking loud over Biden and Chris Wallace the entire time.— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 30, 2020
I’ve been really considering moving my family to New Zealand and listening to Trump day he brought Football back doing a Presidential Debate...I think I’m about to start packing!!! Jesus Christ. Carry on...— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) September 30, 2020
Someone send Chris Wallace as many bottles of wine he can drink ( if he drinks ) after this one!! Put it on my tab!! Thank you Chris for being an adult!!— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) September 30, 2020
This shit sounds like my brothers and me debating over who got to sit in the front seat when we were kids.— DeAndre Jordan �� (@DeAndre) September 30, 2020
Dude up there calling names ��— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) September 30, 2020
Everybody, please, GO VOTE!!!!— Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) September 30, 2020
All jokes aside, we all have to go out and vote!!!!!! Please register and go vote!— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) September 30, 2020
I feel like I’m watching tiger king during this debate ����������— Michael Carter-Willi (@mcarterwilliams) September 30, 2020
NBA players have been actively trying to get people to register to vote, especially from African American and minority communities. They've also demanded that team owners commit money to their social justice causes and that all NBA arenas are available as voting centers.
The Milwaukee Bucks even decided to boycott one of their playoff games vs. the Orlando Magic a little over a month ago, with the rest of the players falling in line and even teams from MLB, WNBA, and MLS taking the same stance.
We're living quite some polarizing times right now and everybody's obviously entitled to their own opinion. Then again, knowing Trump, we can be sure that he'll fire some shots at the NBA again pretty soon after this.
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