LeBron James says Donald Trump is using sports to create a racial divide in America … and he won’t sit back quietly anymore.
“What I’ve noticed over the last few months that he’s kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to,” James told CNN’s Don Lemon at the opening of his I Promise school in Akron, Ohio.
It seems James is referencing Trump’s stance on the national anthem demonstrations in the NFL — the President has suggested firing any player who takes a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
But, James says sports shouldn’t divide people — it should bring people of all races and backgrounds together.
“Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white. I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them, and they got the opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends and I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is all because of sports.’”
Of course, LeBron has been very critical of Trump in the past — even calling him a clown. No tweet from Trump yet … but guessing that’s just a matter of time.