Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, blasts Donald Trump for latest criticism of NBA
Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, ripped President Donald Trump for his latest comments on the NBA.
Trump said people are tired of watching the NBA as the league has become a political organization at Disney World.
People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back. I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
That’s when Shareef blasted the commander in chief with a hilarious response.
Shareef blasts Trump after his comments of people being tired of watching NBA 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZaFhVHX8Dg
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 1, 2020
There isn’t a single person in the NBA who is a fan of Donald Trump. When he said he wasn’t going to watch the league anymore after seeing players kneel during the national anthem, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James confidently stated that no one in the league was going to lose sleep over Trump’s comments.
Players will continue to kneel during the national anthem until they see change in America. Jacob Blake is the latest unarmed Black man who was shot by the police despite not committing a crime. Blake is unfortunately paralyzed from the waist down. His father has been in contact with a lot of guys in the NBA, including James, Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
It’s going to be interesting to see if NBA commissioner Adam Silver lifts the anthem rule for the 2020-21 season as well. In the past, players were required to stand for the anthem, but Silver decided not to penalize players at Disney World given the events that have transpired in America.