When it comes to the president, LeBron James is no stranger to saying exactly what’s on his mind, as we saw earlier this weekend when he called POTUS “U bum.”
Now he’s done it again. During a press conference for NBA media day Monday, James was asked if he regrets his now infamous tweet, which is among the most shared tweets of all time.
He made it super clear that he has no regrets.
At first, he made light of Trump rescinding his White House invitation to Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry. James compared it to not getting invited to a party you were never planning to attend. But he then got more serious, addressing Trump’s misunderstanding of his presidential role and impact on others.
“He doesn’t understand the magnitude, the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country. He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for guidance for leadership, for words of encouragement,” said James.
While that may be true, we can’t deny that LeBron James is also powerful, and plenty of others were inspired by what he said.
I don’t watch sports, but LeBron James seems a decent human.
— Riel Hahn (@RielHahn) September 25, 2017
So impressed with LeBron. A stand-out in this era for his actions outside basketball. Hopefully, many more players will follow his lead.
— Sandra Haynes (@nymd711) September 25, 2017
LeBron James is literally everything you can ask for from a superstar athlete.
— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) September 25, 2017