NBA, NFL hit back after Trump tirade


"Everyone should know, including the president, this is what real locker room talk is", Lockhart said, in an apparent reference to the "Access Hollywood" tapes in which Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women.

"Respectfully, Mr. Trump, the point is this: You're the president".

President Donald Trump triggered a backlash from the U.S. professional sports world Saturday after withdrawing a White House invitation to the NBA champions Golden State Warriors and condemning NFL players protesting the national anthem.

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A relaxed and smiling Kerr told reporters that he had expected Trump to withdraw the invitation after several Warriors players expressed misgivings about a possible White House reception.

Two-time NBA MVP Curry said Friday he would vote against the team's visiting the White House. He added, "I don't think us not going to the White House is going to miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that". Curry's inclination not to attend and his criticism of the president inspired Trump to personally and publicly uninvite him. Trump tweeted: "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".

In response, LeBron James called Trump a "bum" in a tweet and made a video statement on Uninterrupted's site.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell shot back: "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players".

"He's fired. He's fired!'" Trump said at a rally at Huntsville's Von Braun Center in support unusual, who is running in a special GOP primary election next week.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners when someone disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now".

Trump also predicted that any owner who followed the presidential encouragement would become "the most popular person in this country" - at least for a week.

Trump has found himself in feuds with the National Basketball Association and NFL with recent comments.

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Not that he was ever in touch with it - or reality for that matter - but Donald Trump has officially alienated the sports community.

"The callous and offensive comments made by the president are contradictory to what this great country stands for", York said.