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LeBron James slams Trump after Steph Curry tweet: 'U bum'

24 September 2017

LeBron James labelled United States President Donald Trump "a bum" after he uninvited Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from visiting the White House.

Typically, championship-winning teams - victors from the the Super Bowl, the National Basketball Association finals, the World Series, and Stanley Cup, plus NCAA champions in college sports - are invited to the White House for a photo opportunity during their off-season.

According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, James' tweet has become one of his most popular.

Separately, Trump drew a rebuke on Saturday from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the president on Friday night called for NFL owners to fire football players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. It's not just the act of not going there.

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So basically Trump tried to dump Curry after Curry dumped him. After ESPN host Jemele Hill tweeted that Trump is a "white supremacist", press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN".

James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, was a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and visited the White House during President Barack Obama's tenure.

Trump waded into controversy with another league on Saturday morning.

"Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" he added.

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Curry isn't the first player on the Warriors to speak out against the visit, which is a tradition by U.S champion teams that dates back to at least 1865.

"I've talked to a couple of them about it", Kerr told ESPN. They know it's our decision and that, for me, really, it's the players' decision.

US President Donald Trump poses with a jersey given to him by members of the Chicago Cubs baseball team in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2017. "That's just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me".

Former New England Patriot Martellus Bennett and even Tom Brady were noticeable missing in D.C. when the Patriots stopped by the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win.

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LeBron James slams Trump after Steph Curry tweet: 'U bum'