First Colin Kaepernick, now LeBron James and Steph Curry. Donald Trump’s list of Twitter feuds keeps getting longer and longer by the day.
It all started when the GOP’s president invited the Golden State Warriors of Oakland, Calif. to the White House. There’s just one problem. On Friday, the team’s two biggest stars and past NBA MVPs Kevin Durant and Steph Curry said neither of them want to go.
The Independent State Journal reported Curry bluntly announced, “I don’t wanna go. That’s the nucleus of my belief. It’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.” He added that snubbing a visit to the current White House occupant would be a “golden” opportunity to “send a statement.”
But of course the petulant GOP’s president says he didn’t want the Golden State Warriors to visit him anyway. On Saturday, he fired back with a tweet saying he’s withdrawing the invitation. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump grumped. “Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
That’s when a disgusted LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers threw some major shade on Donald Trump. “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” he declared. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
Nicknamed “the King,” LeBron James has won four Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, three NBA Finals MVP awards, a 2004 Olympics bronze medal, a 2008 Olympics gold medal, and a 2012 Olympics gold medal.
Here’s a video with Steph Curry telling the media he’ll be voting “no” when the Golden State Warriors decide whether or not to visit the White House.
Stephen Curry doesn't hold back on whether he'll vote to visit White House. pic.twitter.com/n2PBAtYQdA
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 22, 2017
Here’s the unpresidential tweet from #45.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
And here’s LeBron James’ scathing response.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Twitter reacts to LeBron James’ scorching defense of Steph Curry.
Sorry Donald, this is what a 35 percent approval rating and “winning” the White House without the popular vote looks like. You don’t get to hobnob with celebrities — like LeBron James and Steph Curry — who often either come from the very groups you seek to persecute, or just so happen to be their allies.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: “Today was the day LeBron James truly became President.”
Today was the day LeBron James truly became President.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 23, 2017
The Atlantic‘s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg: “The President of the United States is now in a war with Stephen Curry and LeBron James. This is not a war Trump will win.”
The President of the United States is now in a war with Stephen Curry and LeBron James. This is not a war Trump will win.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) September 23, 2017
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.): “Thank you @jemelehill & @KingJames! Speak truth to power. Trump is a bum & a disgrace & it’s never too early to get ready for impeachment.”
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) September 23, 2017
HuffPo writer Tony Posnanski: “Lebron James calling Trump a bum got over 300K more likes than Trump disinviting Curry who wasn’t going anyway.”
In Petty AF news
Lebron James calling Trump a bum got over 300K more likes than Trump disinviting Curry who wasn't going anyway
PETTY AF😂 pic.twitter.com/XIm3ksSVjf
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 23, 2017
Chi One from Chicago: “I’ll stick with the morality of LeBron James, Curry, Kaepernick, Jemele over Bannon, Miller, Sessions & the rest of 45s KKKlan #TakeAKnee.”
I'll stick with the morality of LeBron James,Curry,Kaepernick,Jemele over Bannon, Miller, Sessions & the rest of 45s KKKlan#TakeAKnee
— Chi One (@ChiOneToo) September 23, 2017
The Hummingbird: “WOW —> I love how LeBron James just put this arrogant little man in his place!”
WOW —> I love how LeBron James just put this arrogant little man in his place!https://t.co/d5TUElyO7f
— The Hummingbird (@SaysHummingbird) September 23, 2017
Matt Lipton: “Feuding w/ The President: Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, The Deaf, Transgenders in military, FBI, NYT, CNN, Witches, Stephen King, George W. Bush.”
Feuding w/ The President:
Transgenders in military
George W. Bush
— Matt Lipton (@mattliptoncomic) September 23, 2017
Oh, and there’s also Steph Curry, Hillary Clinton, Muslims, Black Lives Matter, non-Nazis, and Kim Jong Un…But who’s counting?
LeBron James endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2016 election. Shortly before the election he and his teammate J.R. Smith joined Hillary Clinton onstage at a “Get Out the Vote” rally in Cleveland, as reported by Cleveland.Com
“The number one main reason I’m here is because of Hillary and what she believes in,” LeBron James told his fellow Ohioans. “I want people to understand how I grew up in the inner city. And I know the whole notion of getting out and voting. And I was one of those kids, and I was around a community, that was like, our vote doesn’t matter. But it really does. It really, really does.”
Former White House photographer Pete Sousa also stood up for LeBron James and Steph Curry against Trump with this photo on Instagram.
That photo was taken exactly one year ago, yet it feels like over a decade.
Featured image: Keith Allison CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr (cropped, resized, and Anger Trump meme added).