Donald Trump Using Sports To Divide Country: NBA superstar LeBron James


Washington, July 31: NBA superstar LeBron James has said that President Donald Trump is using athletics and athletes to split up the country. “What I’ve noticed over the past few months… He’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to,” the basketball star told CNN on Monday evening. Referencing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests during the pre-game national anthem launched an NFL movement, and more recently, Stephen Curry, who honoured his promise of skipping a visit to the White House, James bemoaned a myriad of instances in which the President has twisted peaceful displays of dissent into an indictment of a decaying American value system. “I can’t sit back and say nothing,” said James. “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 I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is all because of sports’.” (IANS)