LeBron James took some time out of his busy schedule to accuse Trump of racism ahead of the Cavs’ game against the Golden State Warriors Monday night. James says he believes Martin Luther King made the “ultimate sacrifice.”
“He had a vision and he took a bullet for all of us,’’ he said. ”For us to stand here even though we’re trying to be divided right now by somebody, today is a great day for people to realize how America was built and how we all have to stand united in order to be one. Especially as Americans because we believe, we all know and we all believe, this is the greatest country in the world.”
Undoubtedly, ‘somebody’ is just a fancy word for President Trump. LeBron doesn’t exactly have the friendliest past with the President — in September he called POTUS a ‘bum’ which rapidly became one of the most retweeted tweets of 2017.
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
‘The state of racism will never die, but what we cannot do is allow it to conquer us as people. We can’t allow it to divide us,” the Cavs small forward said. “The guy in control has given people and racism, and negative racism, an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear. And that’s the fearful thing for us because it’s with you, and it’s around every day. But he’s allowed people to come out and just feel confident about doing negative things,” he continued.
“We can’t allow that to stop us from continuing to be together and preach the right word of living and loving and laughing and things of that nature. Because would we want to live anywhere else? I don’t think so. We love this place.”
James also said he hoped his foundation would raise awareness about the dangers of racism.
“We are in a difficult state right now as Americans as well with the leader of our country. But no matter the religion, no matter the shapes and sizes, we all have to continue to come together and shine a brighter light on – I don’t want to use the word stupidity, but that’s basically what it comes down to,” he explained.