Stephen Curry was one of the many NBA stars to offer support for LeBron James after President Donald Trump insulted the Lakers star’s intelligence on Twitter.
Keep doing you @KingJames! 💪🏽 https://t.co/LOFVdQgyYr
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 4, 2018
Curry was asked about Trump’s tweet during a practice round of golf at TPC Stonebrae on Tuesday. Curry, who had his own public battle with Trump about declining an invitation to the White House, summed up his thoughts in one word.
“Frustration,” Curry told The Mercury News. “That rhetoric is all based in some longstanding racism in terms of black men with a voice in power. Unfortunately, that’s being revealed more and more as the days go on.”
Curry, who will compete in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic on Thursday, was also asked about competing against James in the Western Conference next season. The Warriors and Lakers will see each other multiple times as Pacific Division rivals, including a Christmas Day matchup.
“He was a champion before I was,” Curry said. “You want to try to chase what he’s doing. Now We’ve won three [championships], and it’s pretty dope. But in terms of him pushing the envelope, in terms of his career, it’s always a standard that’s highly respected.”