Donald Trump is a “bum” according to LeBron James, after the president said Stephen Curry was no longer welcome at the White House following the Golden State Warriors’ championship victory.
“You bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite,” James tweeted. “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
NBA championship teams have traditionally paid a visit to the White House, and the Golden State Warriors have reportedly been mulling a visit after defeating James’s Cleveland Cavaliers this year.
But earlier today, Trump tweeted Curry’s invitation to the White House was “withdrawn” because the NBA point guard was “hesitating.”
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
However, Curry had said this week he didn’t want the Warriors to visit the White House because of Trump’s policy.
“By not going, hopefully it will inspire some change for what we tolerate in this country and what we stand for, what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye toward,” he said.
“You can talk about all the different personalities that have said things and done things from [Colin] Kaepernick to what happened with Michael Bennett to all sorts of examples of what has gone on in our country that has led to change,” Curry continued.
“We’re all trying to do what we can, using our platforms, our opportunities, to shed light on it. I don’t think not going to the White House will miraculously make everything better. But this is my opportunity to voice that.”