It is tradition that when sports teams win championships, they visit the White House as part of the celebration. All of the major professional sports teams do it as well as college and women’s sports, but that may be over, at least for the NBA. Believing the media hype and Hillary Clinton’s bullshit that Donald Trump is a racist, prominent professional basketball players have indicated they won’t visit the White House while he’s in office.
On Thursday, NBA Champs the Cleveland Cavaliers hung out at the White House for Obama’s last team celebration before he leaves office. It may also be the last time an NBA team visits, or at least until Trump is gone.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports:
LeBron James called on Americans to do their part in making America great, but wouldn’t commit to visiting the White House again under a Donald Trump administration.
James and the Cavs celebrated their championship at the White House with President Barack Obama on Thursday, but if they win another title in the next four years, James may not attend the presidential ceremony.
“I don’t know. That’s something I would cross. We’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road,” said James.
It’s no secret that James is a major Hillary-backer and Trump-hater.
He endorsed and campaigned for Hillary Clinton prior to Tuesday’s election in part because of his dislike of Trump. He denounced Trump’s treatment of women during the campaign…
So he had a problem with the fictitious liberal media invented Trump misogyny, but was totally cool with the real documented rapes and sexual assaults committed by Hillary’s husband Bill? Interesting.
In any case, while James only alluded to the idea that he wouldn’t visit the Trump White House, his teammate Richard Jefferson left no doubt. Jefferson posted a photo on SnapChat saying, “Words cannot express the honor I feel being the last team to visit the White House tomorrow.”
If that “last team” thing didn’t make it clear that Jefferson was saying no NBA teams will visit the Trump White House, these words sure do:
“I just look across this league, there’s been other players with ‘scheduling conflicts’ as they like to call it, not necessarily a political stance. But I could see other ‘scheduling conflicts’ coming up…If you have different views, you’re allowed to have different views. That’s what’s amazing about this country. We’re not going to imprison people with different views. But if you want to stand up and you want to say, ‘Hey look, my views don’t coincide with this current administration,’ then you have opportunities, especially being leaders in your respective communities,” said Jefferson.
The championship team visits to the White House have absolutely nothing to do with politics or race. They are a celebration by the entire United States for the hard work and dedication athletes put into winning the ultimate prize of their respective sports.
For NBA players to politicize this and make it about race is just more liberal pouting and foot-stomping because the presidential election didn’t go their way. It is also another form of self-segregation that the modern black activist movement is so fond of. I guess the NBA hasn’t been paying attention to how this kind of nonsense has put the NFL’s ratings in the crapper, but I’m sure they will cry racism when people stop watching basketball as well.