Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and former American president Donald Trump are not fans of one another.
The pair has repeatedly disparaged each other under various circumstances, and it appears as though the beef is still as alive as ever.
This week, Trump held a rally where he stopped to take yet another shot at James.
The comment largely speaks for itself:
“I’ll say this to LeBron James who I don’t like very much. I’ll say, ‘LeBron, did you ever have thoughts about going woman? Because if you did I’d love to have you on my basketball team.’” – President Trump 🇺🇸#TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/05Gy4j1XO7
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) May 1, 2022
“I’ll say this to LeBron James who I don’t like very much. I’ll say, ‘LeBron, did you ever have thoughts about going woman?” Trump joked. “‘Because if you did I’d love to have you on my basketball team.’”
When Trump lost the race for president back in 2020, James made sure to send him off with a parting shot. He also played an instrumental role in the result itself, having helped pay $27 million in an effort to expand voting rights and allow felons to vote.
Trump has also frequently taken aim at James. He famously weighed in on the ongoing debate regarding who is superior between James and NBA legend Michael Jordan – essentially settling the matter once and for all.
Towards the end of his presidency, Trump also blamed James for the NBA’s then-declining TV ratings.
“How about basketball?” Trump pondered at the time. “How about Lebron? I felt badly for LeBron. I felt very badly. Down 71% and that’s for their championship — I didn’t watch one shot. I get bored. … You know why? When they don’t respect our country, when they don’t respect our flag, nobody wants to watch. Nobody!”
How Kendall behaves during Devin Booker’s games. https://t.co/9BtNNE7w7L
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 1, 2022
At this point, it’s safe to say that Trump and James will never be friends. It’s not in the cards for either man.
Will they eventually get over their beef enough to at least have a semi-cordial relationship, though?
Time will tell.