>> The sports world in an uproar Saturday after President Trump goes after one of the NBA's biggest and most squeaky clean stars. Trump using Twitter to disinvite NBA Golden State State Warriors phenom Steph Curry from the White House visit. The president clearly irritated by Curry's public decision to vote against accepting the customary invitation.
Golden State putting out a statement Saturday, saying they will go to DC in February, but will bypass the White House in order to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion. In a dig at the president, the team says it is those values that are most important to the organization. NBA stars and the league's supporters rushing to support Curry.
The most noted, Lebron James going after the president on Twitter, quote, going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up. Curry not the only sports target of the President this weekend.>> Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a
] Four star Marine, that's good
>> He's fired. He's fired!>> Trump lashing out in a campaign style rally Friday night in Alabama at NFL players who protest during the national anthem, and following that up in a series of tweets on Saturday. More players are following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the National Athem.
In protest of unarmed black men by white cops, Kaepernick failed to get picked by any NFL team this season. Some NFL players and fans claiming he's been punished for his activism. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Saturday did not address the President by name, but called Trump's words quote, divisive and comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game, and for our players.
Political pundits suggest the timing of Trump's attacks on wealthy black sports personalities is aimed at firing up his base as he faces the potential defeat of another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.>>