LeBron James will look to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a series-clinching victory over the Miami Heat Friday, clinching his fourth NBA Finals title. We know at least one person that won't be pulling for LeBron to become the first player in NBA history to win a Finals MVP for three different teams.
Friday, President Donald Trump criticized one of the greatest players in NBA history for being a fierce opponent of his administration.
"LeBron is a spokesman for the democratic party and a very nasty spokesman," Trump said in a radio appearance Friday.
"Because, again, I've done so much for the Black community and people don't wanna see that and 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. He's a hater."
James, a four-time NBA MVP, endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and has done the same in 2020 with Joe Biden.
LeBron has previously said that attending the White House after winning a championship is no longer an honor with Trump in office, calling the 45th president of the United States "a bum." In the COVID-19 world, the Lakers probably wouldn't have travelled to the White House to celebrate a title anyway, but they certainly won't now.