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Steph Curry, Donovan Mitchell, players react to Donald Trump-Joe Biden Presidential debate

NBA, Donald Trump, Stephen Curry, Joe Biden

The NBA world was in disbelief after watching the 2020 US Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Tuesday, and not in a good way.

Several players tuned in to watch the front runners to become the next US president debate over issues concerning the nation. A lot also hoped to hear a concrete platform and strong stance from both candidates, which would have certainly helped as they think about who to vote.

However, the debate didn’t help at all, and some NBA stars couldn’t help but criticize the two — particularly Trump who was never popular in the league to begin with.

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who refused to go to the White House during their championship runs, expressed his dismay after Trump refused to condemn racism.

Other NBA All-Stars like DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love also sent potshots at Trump, who they felt was quite disrespectful during the entire debate for trying to control the conversations.

Some NBA guys like DeAndre Jordan, Rudy Gobert, and Michael Carter-Williams injected a bit of humor into their comments.

Even the young guns chimed in, criticizing what was supposed to be a diplomatic debate turned into a mess.

One-time NBA champ Kyle Lowry, meanwhile, didn’t side with either Trump or Biden. Instead, he chose to give his support to debate moderator Chris Wallace, who had the unenviable job of regulating the two candidates.

Unsurprisingly, ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins also gave his hot take, blasting Trump for his remarks — particularly when he said he brought back football to the US.

But while some were hysteric with their comments, some guys chose to take a more sober route and just reminded people what’s important. Among those who took the lead in this aspect is Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who had a simple message.

The NBA has consistently stressed the importance of voting, making it a central focus of the league’s social awareness campaigns in this year’s postseason. Players wore pre-game t-shirts with a huge “VOTE” printed on it while also urging the youth to register.