Donald Trump kicked off his Saturday morning with a long list of tweets [VIDEO], with one attacking NBA player Steph Curry for not wanting to attend the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House. In response, NBA players came to the defense of the former MVP, including some harsh words by LeBron James.

LeBron on Trump

Over the last two years, it's been no secret that Donald Trump doesn't hold back his thoughts [VIDEO] when it comes to his critics. On Friday night, the former host of "The Apprentice" took part in a rally in Alabama in support of Luther Strange, who is running in the GOP run off election for a seat in the United States Senate.

During his speech, Trump brought up the issue of respecting the national anthem, before quickly ripping into NFL players, most notably Colin Kaepernick. Trump referred to those who kneel during the anthem as a "son of a bitch," while calling on team owners to fire them. Hours before Trump's speech, NBA player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors was pressed on whether or not he would attend the team's visit to the White House after winning the NBA championship earlier this year. "I don't wanna go," Curry said, before giving his candid thoughts about the president. On Saturday morning, Trump lashed out on Twitter, while officially withdrawing his invite for the team to attend. After much backlash, superstar LeBron James took to his Twitter account on September 23 to defend his professional rival.

As seen on his Twitter feed on Saturday morning, LeBron James fired back at Donald Trump, while not pulling no punches in doing so. "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite," James tweeted. Not stopping there, the former multiple time NBA MVP added, "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

The backlash to Donald Trump's presidency is nothing new, but it's only been building in recent weeks. Over the last 24 hours, stars from the NBA and NFL have come together to push back against the billionaire real estate mogul, with even the commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, releasing a statement in support of the players.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump escalates his feud with some of the biggest names in pro sports, he has other issues facing him in the White House. On Friday, Arizona Sen. John McCain made the surprise announcement that he would not support the GOP bill to replace Obamacare, putting the potential nail in the coffin for Trump's attempt at erasing the Affordable Care Act. With tensions also rising with North Korea and in-fighting with his own Republican Party growing by the day, only time will tell how the president handles the controversy.