By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
In a FOX Sports Radio interview Tuesday, US president Donald Trump mentioned that the NBA is facing larger issues than they understand. He once again criticized the league for the protests during the national anthem.
“Look at the basketball ratings. They’re down to very low numbers. Very, very low numbers,” he said, “There was a nastiness about the NBA, the way it was done too. So I think the NBA is in trouble. Big trouble. Bigger trouble than they understand.”
Players and coaches gathered at the NBA bubble set up in Orlando have been mostly unified in social justice protests. Trump believes the league went the opposite way when handling issues outside the USA.
“The way they catered to China, the way they bowed to China, it’s a disgrace, frankly,” Trump said. “And they make a lot more money here than they do from China. But we have a system here that allows you to disrespect your system. And that’s too bad for them. Too bad for them. They don’t appreciate what they have here.”
In a previous recent interview, the US president said that he stops watching any NBA game featuring players kneeling during the national anthem. Commenting on the previous statement, LeBron James displayed absolutely no concern about losing viewership from Trump.