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Trump says National Basketball Association has become like a political organization

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

"I know their ratings are bad because I think people are exhausted of the NBA", Trump said.

The Milwaukee Bucks led a player strike on Wednesday following the shooting of Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black father who was shot in the back at point blank range by police in front of his young children, according to bystander video and family statements.

Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump, said he will reach out to James as the conclusion of 2019-20 season remains in jeopardy.

It led to the National Basketball Association formally postponing all of its games on Wednesday and Thursday, including Game 1 of the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics series. The NBA and the WNBA announced yesterday that they would be going on strike to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of the violent shooting of Jacob Blake. "If LeBron James reached out to the White House and our people reached out to him we can talk with him and say, 'Look, let's both agree on what we want to accomplish and let's come up with a way to get there'". "So they have that luxury, which is great".

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James may be receiving an important call on Thursday. "They've become a political organization and that's not a good thing for sports or the country". The President despises those who kneel during the anthem and he has also described Black Lives Matter protesters as ANTIFA thugs.

These words from the President were to be expected although it's certainly disheartening to see his lack of support for those who want to fight for what is right.

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