With Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors set for Wednesday, LeBron James is still dribbling, and he’s not “shutting up” about matters concerning the U.S. presidency.
Over the last 24 hours, U.S. President Donald Trump has rescinded the invitation of a White House visit to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles over a dispute about anthem protests, and the White House has blamed the Eagles for “abandoning their fans.”
But James isn’t surprised by Trump’s latest actions.
“It’s typical of him. I’m not surprised, It’s typical of him,” James told reporters Tuesday. “I know no matter who wins this series no one wants an invite anyway. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
James has spoken out against Trump in the past, voicing his support for Stephen Curry and the Warriors after the team decided not to go to the White House following their 2017 championship.
Additionally, James has lambasted the U.S. President this season, most notably on Martin Luther King Day. He was also the subject of criticism from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who infamously told he and Warriors forward Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble.”
As Tuesday’s comments prove, James is not one to be muted when it comes to issues of social importance.