Athletes from throughout the NBA and NFL reacted after United States President Donald Trump insulted celebrity LeBron James and CNN anchor Don Lemon on Twitter.
Stephen Curry, Karl Anthony Cities, and Donovan Mitchell have been among the many NBA gamers that reacted on Twitter in regards to the insults. NFL Corridor of Famer Shannon Sharpe additionally commented on Twitter saying “it needs to be beneath the workplace of the President to challenge racist photographs at James and Lemon”. Present NFL huge receiver for the Carolina Panthers Torrey Smith mentioned the tweet was “immature and offensive”.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 4, 2018
An indication of an insecure human being is one who assaults others to make themselves really feel higher… im simply unhappy that younger children have to see silly tweets like these and develop up pondering it’s okay… overlook every part else Donald your setting a nasty instance for teenagers😑 our future 🤡 https://t.co/eg0MECg8xC
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 4, 2018
So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has soiled water nonetheless, however you frightened about an interview a couple of man doing good for schooling and generations of youngsters in his hometown? Shut your rattling mouth! Cease utilizing them twitter fingers and get stuff achieved for our nation with that pen. https://t.co/sEkX3OKaJM
— Karl-Anthony Cities (@KarlTowns) August 4, 2018
The response to President Trump’s insult even elicited a response from six-time NBA champion and Corridor of Famer Michael Jordan who Trump mentioned he favored whereas insulting James. In accordance to information reviews, Jordan issued an announcement by way of a spokesperson voicing his assist for James and his work in the neighborhood.
“I assist LeBron James. He’s doing an incredible job for his group,” Jordan mentioned by way of the spokeswoman.