President Trump isn’t on Stephen Curry’s side, but hsi rival LeBron James is.
James and other athletes around the league came to Curry’s defense Saturday after Trump, like he often does, went on Twitter to blast Curry for criticizing the administration.
“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!” James tweeted in response to Trump withdrawing Curry’s invitation to the White House.
“It was amazing to see all of these guys (NBA players) rally around each other. That’s what this about,” Curry told the Washington Post.
“I commend and applaud everyone that’s spoken up. That’s what we are supposed to do. It’s really important.”
Curry on Friday said that he doesn’t want the Warriors to go to D.C. and it would be a “short conversation” if the decision was solely up to him.
Trump responded by singling out Curry
The message solidified made Curry’s opinion stronger.
“My stance is the same as yesterday, and maybe cemented even further,” Curry said hours after Trump’s tweet.
He then noted how different his relationship with the Trump administration is turning out to be compared to Obama’s.
“I’ve played golf with President Obama,” Curry said. “I don’t think I’ll be getting a tee time with this administration, to say the least.”