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Donald Trump Fans Chant 'LeBron James Sucks' During Presidential Election Rally

Donald Trump Fans Chant 'LeBron James Sucks' During Presidential Election Rally

Donald Trump has taken another public swipe at LeBron James ahead of the US presidential election.

Speaking at a rally in Avoca, Pennsylvania on the eve of the election, the current president again chose to highlight the NBA's poor television numbers during the Finals.

How about basketball?" Trump said to his crowd of fans.

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"How about LeBron? I felt badly for LeBron, very badly. Down 71% and that's with the championship. I didn't watch one shot. I get bored. Back, forth, back, forth. You know why? When they don't respect our country, when they don't respect our flag, nobody wants to watch."

But he wasn't done there.

Trump had a chuckle to himself when the chants began. Credit: PA
Trump had a chuckle to himself when the chants began. Credit: PA

Still on the topic of declining TV ratings, Trump then said: "And the NFL is down."

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"The NFL is way down. You've got to stand for our flag. You've got to really be great to our flag and to our anthem and if you don't do that, we're not watching."

LeBron James holds up his Finals MVP award and the NBA Championship trophy. Credit: PA
LeBron James holds up his Finals MVP award and the NBA Championship trophy. Credit: PA

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That's when the Pennsylvanian Trump supporters took over with their chanting.

Sounds of "LeBron James sucks" rang around the rally as Trump smirked up on stage.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
LeBron James Refusing To Engage With Donald Trump's Antics Ahead Of US Presidential Election
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LeBron James Refusing To Engage With Donald Trump's Antics Ahead Of US Presidential Election

published at3 months ago

Los Angeles Lakers megastar and recently-crowned NBA champion LeBron James was instrumental during the Finals and has been very vocal during Trump's presidential reign.

From Trump's stance on police brutality and racial tensions to his lack of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, LeBron has often been one of the first high-profile sports stars to call out the president for his actions.

But recently the 35-year-old NBA great announced that he wouldn't be engaging with the outspoken president during the lead up to the election.

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Trump hands out 'Make America Great Again' hats during his rally. Credit: PA
Trump hands out 'Make America Great Again' hats during his rally. Credit: PA

Instead, LeBron has been focusing all of his attention on getting people to go out and vote by promoting his recently-established 'More Than a Vote' campaign.

The two are no strangers to going back and fourth with each other on social media, but it seems LeBron is finally fed up with Trump's ongoing antics - and this latest stunt at the presidential rally in Avoca probably explains why.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Black Lives Matter, NBA, united states, Donald Trump, lebron james, Australia

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.