Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has been a very vocal and active part of the 2020 Election process. Just this week, he helped contribute more than $27 million to ensure that felons would be able to vote.
On Tuesday, James spoke out once more – this time in response to what he perceives to be shoddy election site practices. The four-time NBA champion retweeted a video of a woman allegedly being “denied her right to vote despite arriving on time [and] waiting on line.”
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— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 3, 2020
James publicly endorsed Joe Biden for president some weeks back, which wasn’t much of a shock given the repeated issues he and President Donald Trump have had. Their feud was on full display this past Monday, when President Trump mocked both James and the NBA at one of his rallies. The crowd subsequently started to chant “LeBron James sucks,” which President Trump seemed to enjoy.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2020
“How about basketball?” President Trump said. “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!”
Several weeks ago, James was asked about his ongoing beef with the President of the United States.
“I don’t go back and forth with anybody,” James noted. “And I damn sure won’t go back and forth with that guy. “But we want better, we want change in our community. We always talk about, ‘We want change,’ and now we have the opportunity to do that.”
Before that, President Trump referred to James as a “hater.”
So that’s how she motivates Gronk. https://t.co/84SK9ScUhu
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 3, 2020
“He’s a great basketball player, but people don’t want to see a guy that’s that way,” he said. “They don’t want to see that. … He’s a hater.”
President Trump also claimed that James and his cohorts in the NBA were the reason for the league’s declining TV ratings.
“You don’t want to sit down, watch a basketball game, and then watch somebody that hates your guts, okay.”
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— Game 7 (@game7__) November 2, 2020
Of course, James didn’t seem too shaken up by the prospect of President Trump and his supporters no longer watching the NBA.
“You trying to make me laugh right now?” James asked. “I appreciate that. I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game. And that’s all I got to say.”
One way or another, a new chapter in the ongoing rivalry between James and President Trump will be written this week. Either the latter will lose to Vice President Biden and James’ efforts will be an important reason why, or he will win and all of the Lakers star’s work will be for naught. An answer should come within the next 24 to 72 hours.