James has met with Obama after three NBA championships.
On Thursday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James made his third trip to the White House to meet president Barack Obama after an NBA Championship. But he’s not sure if it’ll be his last. Even if the Cavs win this year, he wouldn’t say whether he’d meet with president Donald Trump. “I don’t know. That’s something I would cross,” James told Ohio.com. “We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road.”
Being that Ohio was a pivotal battle-ground state in the 2016 presidential election, James endorsed Hillary Clinton and made appearances on behalf of her campaign. Last month, James spoke out after Trump dismissed his comments about sexually assaulting women as “locker room talk.” “What is locker room talk to me? It’s not what that guy said,” James told reporters. “We don’t disrespect women in no shape or fashion in our locker room. That never comes up. I got a mother-in-law, a wife, a mom and a daughter and those conversations just don’t go on in our locker room.”
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Although James is clearly no supporter of Trump, he is still hopeful about the country’s future. “He’s our president. And no matter if you agree with it or disagree with it, he’s the guy and we all have to figure out a way that we can make America as great as it can be,” James said. “We all have to do our part. Our nation has never been built on one guy, anyway. It’s been built on multiple guys, multiple people in power, multiple people having a dream and making it become a reality by giving back to the community, giving back to the youth, doing so many great things.”