LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visited the White House this week to cap off their Championship tour. As excited as the team was, James addressed the issue of what could happen if the team wins an NBA Championship under president-elect Donald Trump.
James was asked whether or not he would make the visit to celebrate a future title – if it’s won – during Donald Trump’s presidency. James didn’t give a definite answer, but he also didn’t seem very committed to join in on any fun with Trump.
“I don’t know,” James said. “That’s something that we’ll cross. We’ll have to cross that road if we get there. We’ll see. I would hope to have to cross that road. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want another championship.”
Many Americans are genuinely disappointed with the outcome of this election, even saying they don’t accept Trump as their president. Although James supported Hillary Clinton, he understands the process is about more than just one man.
“He’s our president. No matter if you agree with it or disagree with it, he’s the guy, and we all have to figure a way to make America as great as it can be. We all have to do our part. Our nation has never been built on one guy, anyways. It’s been built on multiple guys, multiple people in power, multiple people having a dream and making it become a reality by giving back to the community, by giving back to the youth, doing so many great things.”
James endorsed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign and volunteered for the Democratic ticket Ohio towards the end of the election cycle.