But if NBA superstar LeBron James had his way, the Super Bowl QB would be back on the field.
“I salute Colin for being as powerful as he was,” James said Monday at a press conference. “I wish I owned an NFL team right now. I’d sign him today.”
In the wake of President Trump’s comments about NFL players deserving to be fired for disrespecting the flag and national anthem, James expanded on his earlier tweeted “U bum” to Trump.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
“It’s powerful what all these athletes are doing,” the Cleveland Cavalier said. “It’s not about the disrespect of our flag and the military that’s made this world free. … It’s about equality.”
But ABC News reported that James hasn’t considered taking a knee when the NBA’s regular season starts up again soon.
James said of Trump: “He used the sports platform to divide us. Sports is so amazing, what sports can do for everyone, no matter shape, size, race; brings people together like no other. I’m not going to let one individual no matter the power, the impact he or she should have ever use sport as a platform to divide us.
“The people run this country, not one person. And damn sure not him.”