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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.
"LeBron James sucks!" chants at the Trump rally pic.twitter.com/XbSZrhn961
- Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 2, 2020
"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.
Still on the topic of declining TV ratings, Trump then said: "And the NFL is down."
"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."
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.
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.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
- LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
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.
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