There has been a lot of drama in recent days regarding the sporting world and the views the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has on the national anthem and its importance in sports. LeBron James recently shared a tweet aimed at Trump, calling him a “bum” for uninviting NBA superstar Stephen Curry to the white house to celebrate the 2017 NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors. James believed Trump had no right to say this because Steph had already shared his decision not to make the trip to the White House, so the invitation wasn’t necessary.

Stephen Curry recently responded to LeBron James for his courage to stand up for him to the President of the United States. LeBron believes there should be no divide in the sporting world, and the president should not be attempting to use sports as a way of dividing the country.

Steph talks about LeBron’s tweet

Stephen Curry recently did an interview during his first day of training camp with the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the 2017-18 NBA season. Steph discussed a bunch of topics that hold importance in his life and professional basketball career at this point in time. But one topic that has been grasping a lot of attention from basketball, NBA media outlets, and fans has been the conflict in the sporting world between the President of the USA, and the protesting players who have been demonstrating before games during the national anthem.

LeBron still stands for the anthem, but he supports players in the NFL and other sports that do so, and he doesn’t appreciate the divide he believes the President is attempting to make. LeBron then spoke up about it on social media, and Steph Curry had a few words to say:

“It’s bold. It’s courageous for any guy to speak up, let alone a guy that has as much to lose as LeBron does.”

Steph obviously understands the position King James is in, with being the face of the National Basketball Association and being connected with a lot of valuable endorsement deals.

So speaking up on bigger topics can be risky for professional athletes, and Steph has nothing but appreciation for LeBron James.

Friends but foes

On the court, especially for the last three seasons, Stephen Curry and LeBron James have been nothing but enemies and rivals on the hardwood court. But in times of conflict between the NBA or sports and the outside world, these two men have seemingly come together as a unit.

The NBA is one big family as many players have expressed in the past, and that is proven once again in times like these. We will once again see Curry and James compete against each other this season and likely once again in the finals, and they will have no mercy for each other during those games on the court. But they will still friends in the basketball and NBA community.