Don't think NBA is sad losing Trump as viewer, says LeBron James

Los Angeles, Aug 6 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James feels NBA community is not at all sad with respect to losing US President Donald Trump as a viewer.

Trump had earlier stated that watching basketball players take a knee during national anthem in the NBA forces him to turn off the game.

"I really don't think the basketball community is sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game," James said following the Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City as per ESPN. "And that's all I got to say."

"I already know where this could go, where it could lead to for tomorrow for me. I'm not going to get into it," he added.

Sports personalities have been taking a knee as part of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement that has been going on across the world since the death of Geroge Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police personnel in May.

LA Clippers' coach Doc Rivers also weighed into the issue and stated people don't care regarding Trump's stance as justice is on their side.

"Well, we lost one guy," Rivers told reporters as per ESPN. "I mean, so what. Like really, I don't even care. We know that justice is on our side. Right?"

Trump had earlier said that NBA is losing its viewership because of people like him not wanting watch it anymore.

"The ratings for the basketball are way down, as you know," the US President had said on Fox and Friends. "I hear some others are way down, including baseball. We have stand up for our flag, stand up for our country.

"A lot of people agree with me. If I'm wrong, I'm going to lose an election. That's okay with me. I will always stand for our flag," he added.


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