Stephen Curry says Donald Trump’s tweet based on racism of black men with a voice
Most of the NBA came to the defense of LeBron James following a tweet from Donald Trump insulting the Los Angeles Lakers forward’s intelligence. Stephen Curry is one of the more prominent voices in the NBA and the Golden State Warriors point guard has also dealt with attacks from Trump.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Trump seems to have a penchant for attacking prominent black voices. Whether it’s James and Curry, NFL players, Don Lemon, or Maxine Waters, he’s always quick to publicly criticize prominent black voices. Most often for a lack of “intelligence” or “low IQ” as Trump loves to say.
According to Stephen Curry, these outbursts are based on racism. Curry told Logan Murdock of the Mercury News:
“Frustration. That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power. Unfortunately, that’s being revealed more and more as the days go on.”
It’s hard to argue with Curry’s assertion here. Time and time again, Trump has criticized prominent black voices when they speak out against him. He has no problem going after LeBron James, and yet, Trump has never attacked two of his most vocal critics in the NBA—Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich. The two coaches may be the most outspoken Trump critics in all of professional sports, but he doesn’t attack them.
But then after James opens up a school for at-risk youth and asks Trump to stop dividing the country, Trump decides to insult James’ intelligence.
It’s baffling to see the president display such blatant racism and Curry is pointing out what anyone with eyes and a brain can see.