Trump's comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

Trump's comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

This has also resulted in much support from many other current and former players around the league such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, who have called out the president in their own respective responses.

- LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. "National Football League must respect this!" "Whether it's current players like LeBron and Paul, or retired legends like Kobe, it is things like this that show how the National Basketball Association is truly a family", the Lakers Nation, official website of Lakers' fans, remarked Saturday.

Some people may not want politics in their sports because athletics are supposed to be an escape from everyday life, but at no other job in America is anyone expected to only have thoughts about the place that employs them.

President Donald Trump speaks to crowd of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, in Arizona. "These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!"

Warriors brass said the team will still make the trip to D.C.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith wrote Saturday: "We will never back down". It started on Friday night when the president took part in an Alabama rally for Luther Strange who is running in a GOP election for Senate.

After a speech in Alabama urging National Football League owners on Friday to fire any "son of a bitch" who dared to protest peacefully to shine a light on injustices, Trump woke up Saturday and turned his Twitter ire upon Stephen Curry and the Warriors, conceivably the most wholesome representatives of American sports.

Athletes, singers and members of the public have come out to condemn Trump's recent statements. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" tweeted James Saturday.

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Whenever a professional athlete tweets or does anything that can even be perceived as a political statement, a common refrain rings out in their notifications.

Kevin Durant is a more outspoken critic of President Trump, telling ESPN, "I don't respect who's in office right now". "It's a win for him at the end of the day".

He could well be the most well publicised President in history, or at least very close. He drew condemnation last month for saying "both sides" were to blame for violence between white supremacists and their opposing demonstrators during clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a statement Sunday, Kraft said he was "deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president".

"I don't want to go", Curry said.

Of course, president Trump couldn't resist a good feud.

Trump doubled and tripled down on that opinion on Twitter. He said he was representing the oppression of African-Americans and minorities in the U.S. The NFL said, we don't like it.

"Total disrespect for everything we stand for", Trump said about the kneeling.

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