LeBron James calls Trump a 'bum,' others react to President uninviting Curry to WH

AP Photos: (Left, Brynn Anderson; Right, /Ben Margot) 

WASHINGTON (ABC7) - The sports world was quick to react following President Donald Trump's tweet that Steph Curry was no longer invited to the White House.

The President made the announcement in a tweet Saturday morning following statements from Curry on Friday detailing why he would be skipping the event should the reigning NBA Champions make the traditional visit to the White House.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," Trump said in his tweet. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"

The story went viral and James took to Twitter himself to speak out against the President's actions.

"U bum, [Curry] already said he ain't going," James said. "So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

The four-time NBA MVP was not the only one to criticize Trump's actions on social media. Fellow NBA point guard Chris Paul questioned Trump's priorities surrounding the invitation with a tweet that ended with the hashtag "Stay In Yo Lane."

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who came under fire from the White House after she called the President a white supremacist, tweeted "welcome to the club bro" to Curry.

Hill's ESPN co-host Michael Smith made an observation on how Trump's comments have seemingly united James's Cavaliers and Curry's rival Golden State Warriors.

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