It’s no secret that NBA star LeBron James harbors no love for Donald Trump, and a recent incident with a fan seemed to confirm for many that he hasn’t had a change of heart.
James was court side during game 3 against the Boston Celtics and was about to throw a towel when there was pause. Many who’ve seen the viral clip claim James purposely avoided tossing the coveted souvenir to a man wearing a pro-Trump Make America Great Again hat. At least, that’s what they wanted to believe. Take a look for yourself:
Of course, Trump haters cheered the moment as a genius move by the baller and the ignorance about Trump supporters and vitriol came out in spades:
They like to flaunt it in public. My sister saw several at the dc holocaust museum last week of all places!
— Dan Brillman (@DanBrillman) May 20, 2018
Not one, but several?! That’s crazy! The MAGA cap is as divisive as the Confederate flag.
— Courtney McCain ? (@CourtneyMcCain) May 20, 2018
You can almost smell the indoctrination.
Well played, #LeBron.
— Richie Zitrin (@RZitrin) May 20, 2018
Not so fast! Not everyone was buying what the Trump haters were selling, and saw the video from a different perspective:
Cleverly worded to persued people thinking. But the guy with the hat wasn’t bothered and I’m sure LeBron wasn’t aware of the situation
— Fifty™ Biggs (@chelseafcbanton) May 20, 2018
Notice how guy doesn’t even get out of his chair, who cares.
— Mr. V. (@208snowfarmer) May 20, 2018
To me it looks like he throws something to the security guy. Then he goes to throw him the towel while the guy is bending over so he just throws it over top of him. I don’t even think the Trump guy had anything to do with it….but my tweet won’t get 19k likes lol.
— Troy (@tdc129) May 20, 2018
Non-inflammatory tweets definitely don’t get as much recognition, but the video made for an interesting social experiment, and sparked some political predictions:
Reelected? He won’t serve his 1st term.
— Kate Takahashi (@TakahashiKate) May 20, 2018
Obama was a joke.
— jarod briggs (@Jarodbreezy) May 20, 2018
Gone are the days of the silent majority.
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