Offbeat Stephen Curry says Trump's LeBron tweet was 'based in some long-standing racism’

08:50  10 august  2018
08:50  10 august  2018 Source:   sfgate.com

Steph Curry: Trump’s LeBron tweet is rooted in racism

  Steph Curry: Trump’s LeBron tweet is rooted in racism Steph Curry and LeBron James may be rivals on the basketball court, but they have each others’ backs off of it. On Wednesday, Curry defended James against the Twitter jab from Donald Trump. On Friday night, Trump criticized both CNN’s Don Lemon and James in a tweet, essentially calling both dumb. Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018 Speaking from TPC Stonebrae in Hayward on Wednesday, Curry said that such talk from Trump is rooted in racism.

That rhetoric is all based in some long - standing racism in terms of black men with a voice in power,” Curry said (via the Mercury News). “Unfortunately, that’ s being revealed more and more as the days go on.”

HAYWARD – Though Warriors guard Stephen Curry may list LeBron James as his fiercest on-court rival, it doesn’t mean the “Frustration,” said Curry , who will participate in Ellie Mae Classic Thursday. “That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power.

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Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is accusing President Donald Trump of racism after the president insulted LeBron James and CNN host Don Lemon on Twitter last week.

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— Stephen Curry (@ StephenCurry 30) August 4, 2018. Tuesday night, as Curry prepared for the Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament (which will "Frustration," Curry said , according to the Mercury News. "That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power.

— Stephen Curry (@ StephenCurry 30) August 4, 2018. Curry was asked about Trump ' s tweet during a practice round of golf at TPC Stonebrae on Tuesday. “That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power.

Last Friday, Trump's tweeted, "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do. I like Mike!" The tweet was widely criticized, with many calling the tweet racist.

According to the Mercury News, Curry stated on Tuesday night that Trump's tweet was "based in some longstanding racism."

"Frustration," Curry said. "That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power. Unfortunately, that's being revealed more and more as the days go on."

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Curry himself has been on the receiving end of one of Trump's tweets. In September 2017, Trump disinvited the Warriors to the White House and mentioned Curry by name in his tweet.

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Stephen Curry : Trump ’ s rhetoric based in racism . “That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power,” Curry told The San Jose Mercury News.

Stephen Curry : Trump ’ s rhetoric based in racism . “That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power,” Curry told The San Jose Mercury News.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," Trump tweeted. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"

Warriors players have repeatedly stated that they have no desire to visit the White House regardless of whether they have an invite.

In July, Curry's teammate Kevin Durant said Trump "doesn't have a soul."

"He doesn't have a soul, bro," Durant said. "I don't even know; he don't have a soul. He doesn't have a soul. The stuff he says and does, bro. Like, you gotta have something deep down ... Something's missing for you to say that type of stuff."

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