Ever since Donald Trump decided to attack the NFL and the players who protest the National Anthem, the story has become headlines news. In response, top professional athletes have spoken out against Trump, including NBA star LeBron James.

LeBron on Trump

It's no secret that Donald Trump isn't shy about giving his opinion, even if it ends up creating massive controversy in return. Over the last two years, the former host of "The Apprentice" has taken shots at all of his critics, whether it's Republicans and Democrats, world leaders, members of the mainstream media, or even celebrities out in Hollywood.

This past Friday night, Trump expanded his attack list to include NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, calling them a "son of a bitch" who deserve to be fired. The following morning, Trump withdrew his invitation of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors who previously announced he would not join his team to meet the president at the White House next year. In response to Trump's rhetoric, the number of national anthem protests increased, along with several high-profiled athletes deciding to sound off. Over the weekend, LeBron James labeled the president a "bum" on Twitter, before releasing a video message elaborating on his thoughts. As reported by USA Today on September 25, James continued his message.

During a media day press conference for the Cleveland Cavilers on Monday, LeBron James was asked about the recent issue surrounding Donald Trump and the sports world. James praised the NFL players for coming together, hitting the president by referring to him as "that guy who continues to try and divide us." "The thing that frustrated me and kinda pissed me off a bit was that he (Trump) used sports, the sport's platform to try and divide us," James went on to say.

"If you voted for him or not, you may have made a mistake, and that's okay," LeBron James said about those who voted for Donald Trump. "I mean I've done things for my kids and realized I shouldn't have given my daughter that many damn Skittles," he said, before adding, "Maybe I shouldn't have done that.

She won't go to sleep now." In addition, James said that he doesn't regret calling Trump a "bum," once again referring to him as "that guy."

Next up

As dozens of athletes break their silence and speak out against Donald Trump, it appears that the president's attack has only unified the sports world even more. As Trump moves forward with his feud with the NFL, his approval rating is still hovering around just 35 percent, and is showing no signs of improving anytime soon.