Donald Trump – president of the United States of America – disinvited Steph Curry from the White House on the 23rd of September prompting an angry response from NBA player, LeBron James.
It all started when Steph claimed that he didn’t want to visit the famous house along with the members of the NBA championship-winning team – which is something most national-winning teams do.
Curry, 29, said that he “doesn’t want to go, that’s really it.” Trump took it very personally, saying, “going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.”
Trump concluded his tweet by stating the invitation is officially withdrawn. The President’s proclamation appeared to spark a social media frenzy with many people slamming Trump on Twitter in defense of James and Curry.
Lebron called Trump a bum in his tweet, “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” According to the NBA star, going to the White House was a great honor until Trump took over the administration and presidency.
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 initial message posted by James is currently hot-news on Twitter and has been retweeted over 187,000 times in an hour. The phrase, “U Bum,” is also trending.
Curry said in a press release Friday that himself and his teammates don’t stand for the same values as Donald Trump – including the things he has said and hasn’t said.
According to Curry, they have to send an appropriate message to Trump signifying what Americans as a nation are willing to accept and what they want to be changed. The decision not to go to the White House is meant to teach Trump a lesson. He added, “It’s not just the act of not going,” according to Steph, there are other things needed to be done on “the back end.”