If we were to listen to every report out there, the 2017-2018 NBA season may be the final one for LeBron James in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. On Saturday, however, not a soul is discussing James future. Instead, they’re discussing his most viral tweet ever.
The three-time NBA champion has been perhaps one of the most vocal athletes about Donald Trump and the current political landscape. In the midst of Trump rescinding a White House invitation to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, James took to Twitter to once again criticize him.
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
According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, James’ tweet has become one of his most popular.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) September 23, 2017
This was James’ previously most popular tweet from February 2013:
I'm not MJ, I'm LJ
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 13, 2013
James has not been shy about voicing his opinion on topics other than sports and it is clear where he stands on the issue regarding the Warriors’ decisions to not visit the White House. The volatile political landscape has prompted numerous athletes to use their platforms to share their opinions and James is one of the biggest stars to do so.
The NBA has proven to be the most progressive league in the United States with both players and staffs expressing their thoughts and feelings regarding politics. The way things stand now, expect more and more athletes to chime in on issues going on in the country.