Last Friday, Trump attacked NFL players, particularly African-Americans who knelt during the national anthem, by calling them “sons of b*tches.” Living NBA legend Michael Jordan doesn’t usually stick his nose in politics, but he knew better than anyone else that Trump crossed the line into his realm.
Trump likewise disinvited Stephen Curry to the White House after Curry said that he would not go to the Warriors title festivity at the White House in light of Trump. Trump tweeted, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Michael Jordan spoke with the Charlotte Observer and said:
“One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful proteѕt. Those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized.”
Jordan added, “At a time of increasing divisiveness and hate in this country, we should be looking for ways to work together and support each other and not create more division.”
“I support Commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA, its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech,” Jordan concluded.
Other top NBA players including the retired Bill Russell and Lebron James agreed with Jordan.
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