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Michael Jordan and Sacramento Kings Owner Respond to Trump

28 Setiembre 2017, 01:35 | Cornelio Vivanco

Michael Jordan and Sacramento Kings Owner Respond to Trump

Eric Reid

Donald Trump at Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 6, 2016. LeBron called him a bum. They announced no one from their team will be visiting the White House, saying President Trump made it clear they're not invited.

It all began with the President himself when he launched campaign against football players who took a knee during the United States national anthem on Monday in a protest.

The president has strongly criticized the players, their fans and the NFL. Maybe that's not their intent, but how things look matter.

Popovich said Trump's decision to rescind the Warriors' invitation was "disgusting", but also "comical" because "they weren't going anyway", and he also spoke at length about white privilege. As we have recommended, not just condemnation but ostracism would be a fitting response.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a longtime supporter of Trump, said Sunday he was "deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president".

Trump is who he's always been.

"The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture", Goodell wrote. We need presidents to lead on issues such as federal tax policy, reforming our nation's health care system, helping hurricane victims and averting nuclear war. Young people, fellow athletes and sports fans who may not pay close attention to politics are suddenly tuned into the conversation because their favourite athlete is speaking out on an issue. Easily handling LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals served as the proof in their pudding.

"We will support our guys if they choose to decide to fight this in a coherent, connected way", Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. And if they aren't a star, it could even cost them their career. It's hard to say because I don't know exactly what we're going to do. "And it's not something I can be quiet about".

"He doesn't understand the power that he has for being the leader of this lovely country", James said. Even if they only make sense to him, they're still his reasons - and they're still the reasons he has to hold himself accountable to. "It's childish stuff: belittling people and calling them names".

He'd rather refer to the mothers of Black protestors as b--es than to call out neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

Simon Darnell, an assistant professor at University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinseology and Physical Education, spoke to Jelena Damjanovic about the widening protest, and the impact of athletes acting as agents of civil disobedience and instigators of social change.

"I hope that there can be an understanding that this isn't against the military, it's not to disrespect anything that they do."

He has insisted the controversy is not about race - but for many Americans it about little else, with both the sport and the country divided over the president's stance.

"We know this is the greatest country in the world, this is the land of the free", James said.

Sixty-plus years later, Baldwin's words still ring true and are why we're at this particular moment in history. "When you think he can't say anything like worse, he just kind of figures it out".



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