Leftists have been pushing to make sports political and they got their wish.
Anti-American protests have ruined multiple professional leagues, and Donald Trump has called them out for it.
Now Trump put an end to a big NBA debate with two words.
Donald Trump appeared on a radio interview with sports commentator Clay Travis to discuss the upcoming college football season.
The Big 10 and PAC-12 conferences caved to the left-wing mob and canceled their upcoming seasons over supposed fears about the Wuhan virus.
Even though COVID poses close to zero risk to healthy athletes in their early twenties, the push to hold the country hostage until after the November election was too strong.
Leftists are willing to do anything to get Trump out of office, even cancel football.
However, the SEC, ACC, Big XII, and other Group of 5 conferences have agreed to play, so college football marches on, and they have the support of the president of the United States.
Also, at the tail end of the interview, Travis asked Trump to opine on a big NBA debate; Travis asked the president who was better between Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Trump didn’t waste any time making his decision.
He then elaborated and said, “Well, I’ve seen them both. Michael Jordan is. Plus, he wasn’t political. So, people like him better.”
Trump is right on both fronts.
The majority of people who saw both players in their prime believe Jordan holds the crown.
Even younger fans who favor LeBron began to have second thoughts after the ten-part documentary series “The Last Dance” accurately portrayed Jordan’s greatness as both a player and a transcendent athlete.
Jordan has an edge in key statistical categories, and he also went a perfect 6-0 in NBA Finals appearances, while LeBron has gone 3-6, including two embarrassing losses when he formed a super-team in Miami.
Trump is also correct about politics.
Jordan was once credited as saying, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”
Whether or not he said it, the statement is accurate.
Athletes aren’t politicians who are required to weigh in on every political campaign or issue.
But that’s exactly what LeBron James is doing.
He appeared on stage with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, he made an absurd comment about voter suppression in Georgia, and has made several ill-informed comments on a host of issues.
Apparently LeBron’s sermonizing stops at the shores of mainland China.
So Trump’s right about Jordan’s appeal.
People don’t watch basketball for politics.
The entire purpose of sports is to be a respite from the inescapable consequences of politics.
LeBron has chosen to be a shill for the Democrat establishment.