James takes another shot at Trump during Washington visit

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
Dec 17, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) wears Equality shoes against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

December 18, 2017

(Reuters) – LeBron James used a visit to Washington on Sunday to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.

James took the court wearing one white and one black shoe for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Washington Wizards in an NBA game in the national capital.

Both shoes had the word “EQUALITY” stitched in capital letters on the back, and they got the attention he apparently was seeking.

“Obviously, we know where we are right now and we know who’s at the helm here,” the four-times NBA most valuable player told reporters after the game, played barely a mile from the White House.

“Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men, and as women, black or white or Hispanic.”

James, a frequent and outspoken critic of Trump, backed losing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

He has continued his attacks on Trump in the 13 months since the election, saying that the president does not understand that many children look to their leader for guidance and encouragement.

James spoke on Sunday after compiling his third straight triple-double — 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists — as the Cavaliers beat the Wizards 106-99.

“No matter your race, this is a beautiful country and we’re never going to let one person dictate how beautiful and how powerful we are,” he said.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

  • Allen Davis

    As a born and raised Ohioan, a graduate of The Ohio State University in 1959 after my Naval service during the Korean War… my brothers and I deeply object to your obvious hatred of Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States of America! The same America that has permitted you to enjoy the success that you and your fellow pro athletes enjoy! It appears that you and you alone continue to assault through your unpatriotic behavior the very freedoms that we veterans fought and died for… spanning , three wars over the last 76 years. Over a half million service men and women lost their lives in those conflicts. And, you either don’t care about this country or you are so blinded by your liberal views whose main objective is to reduce this great country of ours to that of a third world disaster, and you refuse thru your despicable personal idiotic attacks, to realize that President Trump is the only hope this country has to avoid our demise! You sir are a TRAITIOR to this country!

  • ObamaIsAMuslim

    who in the world cares what this moron has to say. I have never watched a NBA game and never will

  • Jesse

    I used to like LeBron James. Now I’m seeing he’s just another racist.

  • Robert Adams

    These blacks who have enjoyed untold benefits just want a separate way of life. Well, self-imposed segregation will be tough.

  • Flagfriend

    When will one of these wealthy athletes, actors, or entertainers openly admit that the inequality between the races is most clearly evidenced in what percentage of their children grow up in a home with two parents who love each other and love and support their children emotionally, educationally, and financially?

    Fix the inequality at the origin, and you’ll fix the inequality in the result.

  • Ronny

    Who cares what that uber mope is selling? He is an obamist cult member, preaching pseudo equality and black supremacy in the same scene. He is only drumming up Helter Skelter sooner.

  • Deny

    Another rich OVER PAID black man trying to tell us he’s not equal…skip the sermon brother. Ain’t nobody listenin’.

  • trader32176

    and ease on down the road w/ all of us

  • CPO(Ret)_Luv’n_Life

    “No matter your race, this is a beautiful country and we’re never going to let one person dictate how beautiful and how powerful we are,” he said.

    So Labron, take your millions and do good things to lift the poor out of obscurity and poverty. Put your money where your mouth is. I’m guessing the reason you support criminals and the democrat party so much, is because your “daddy” was one. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • SaidNO2Liberalism

    Am I to heed the words of a high school drop out seriously?

  • Bob Ritthsler

    Looks like the NBA is also on my “no watch list”.

    • trader32176

      it’s gettin there

  • Don jon

    I think he has the shoes on wrong black should be left

  • MADDOG

    I thought kids looked up to athletes?
    But then again the only thing to look up at , would be his height.
    Certainly not the thug(ish) lifestyle, and lack of ability in the English dept.

  • MIke 54

    A soon to be broke worthless ball player headed back to the ghetto soon. He will be like all the other has beens. Who really cares what someone who can dribble a basketball thinks. How stupid and racist can one person be.

  • ShortSweet

    LeBron James is a racist to the core. He may be one heck of a sports jock, but that’s where his redeeming qualities start and end. He could care less about equality or he would have donated some of the fortune he spent on those ugly shoes to homeless care or animal shelters. It’s all about himself and his much inflated ego.

  • River

    Narcissist behavior is always revealing. Can you imagine what was spent on those shoes??? Probably would have helped his “cause” to just give them the money.

    • …remain calm and return fire

      technically, James is too stupid to be a narcissist…..someone else is manipulating his thoughts

  • Native Born American

    If the miserable leftist liberals stopped whining and complaining they would have absolutely nothing to talk about.

  • Scott Henke

    Way to use President Trump as a marketing ploy for your newest shoes, LeBron. Be sure to send him a Christmas card thanking him for the fortune you’re going to make in royalties.

  • AtomicFury

    Maybe LeBron and Lindsey can go on a vacation together and both break their necks while pulling their heads out of their Obamas to check their smartphones.

  • disqus_keIUj7bkpM

    To dumb to realize how much good trump is doing for the country

    • Numerical Logic

      Exactly!

  • Beachguy53

    Who watches the NBA? Who cares what this fool says or thinks.

  • rily

    The libs still can’t accept, and handle the fact that the majority of Americans don’t agree with them, and said so Nov. 2016, at the ballot box, can they? 20-30 years ago, the schools started catering to the self-esteem of their students, now look at what we got!!

  • Scott Snerd

    time to boycott these assh oles

    • ShortSweet

      Already doing my part of the boycott. Amazingly, it was very easy to replace what I thought was important with quality time I haven’t spent with my family in years.

      • Don jon

        Me too but looks like the major boycott is over with the play-offs starting

      • Scott Snerd

        The results are plain to see.

        THIS is the whole thing as I see it….we have been brainwashed into thinking that all this sports bullsh it is important in some way and that our families are NOT and therefore our society suffers.

  • Scott Snerd

    Talk to obozo about your issues

  • trader32176

    play basketball , and contribute money personally to your local community . Partner up with those that are are contributing to expanding job opportunities for all of us . It’s the doers that contribute the most to the betterment of our society , not the statement makers . IMHO

  • Donald York

    Play ball and shut up. Our President is not playing the division of races like Obama did bud !

    • Sheriff Bart

      You’re so right. That last thing that was President did more to divide this nation than anyone in the history of the U.S. The libs know and see it, but like the little cowards that they are, they refuse to admit it.

      • Sagev Sal

        The thing is they really don’t see it. They are so blinded by their progressive ideology they can only hero-worship people like Obama and Clinton. The white leftists join in with the blacks in protests thinking the blacks will love them for the help.

        • Sheriff Bart

          YEP!

  • Huks

    Dumb as a rock!

  • TRUMPPUMPED

    LEBRON IS SAYING HILLARY IS A ROLEMODEL. He has continued his attacks on Trump in the 13 months since the election, saying that the president does not understand that many children look to their leader for guidance and encouragement. SAD IDIOTA

    • Andrew Moore8

      Yea, not to smart is he….

  • …remain calm and return fire

    A very low IQ voter, stupid can’t be fixed.

    • TRUMPPUMPED

      what a idiot

    • Sheriff Bart

      Such a great physical talent. Too bad he and many other players are so racist.

  • sgt joe rock

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