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trump comments on curry, nfl protests anger athletes


somerset, n.j. — president donald trump denounced protests by nfl players and rescinded a white house invitation for nba champion stephen curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation saturday from league executives and star players alike.wading into thorny issues of race and politics, trump's comments in a friday night speech and a series of saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes, with lebron james calling the president a "bum."trump started by announcing that curry, the popular two-time mvp for the golden state warriors, would not be welcome at the white house for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams: "going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship te






trump's comments about nfl anthem protests, nba's curry inflame sports stars


president donald trump denounced protests by nfl players and rescinded a white house invitation for nba champion stephen curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on saturday.wading into thorny issues of race and politics, trump's comments in a friday night speech and a series of saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes, with lebron james calling the president a "bum."trump started by announcing that curry, the immensely popular two-time mvp for the golden state warriors, would not be welcome at the white house for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams after curry indicated he didn't want to come. later, trump reiterated what he sa






trump’s comments about anthem, curry inflame sports stars


somerset, n.j. (ap) — president donald trump denounced protests by nfl players and rescinded a white house invitation for nba champion stephen curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation saturday from league executives and star players alike.wading into thorny issues of race and politics, trump’s comments in a friday night speech and a series of saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation’s top athletes, with lebron james calling the president a “bum.”trump started by announcing that curry, the immensely popular two-time mvp for the golden state warriors, would not be welcome at the white house for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams after curry indicated he didn’t want to come. later, trump re






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national basketball ociation star stephen curry joined a number of other athletes to speak up against president donald trump, opposing a comment made by under armour chief executive kevin plank that the president is “a real et” to the country.on tuesday, plank expressed support for trump on cnbc, saying: “to have such a pro-business president is something that is a real et for the country.”in an interview with the san jose mercury news on wednesday, curry, one of under armour’s most-visible athletes, said, “i agree with that description (of et made by plank), if you remove the ‘et.'”a number of nba players including cleveland cavaliers superstar lebron james, who is endorsed by nike inc , have recently expressed concerns over trump’s policies. but curry is the first player to directly oppo






the rock joins under armour-sponsored athletes in opposing ceo’s pro-trump comme


professional ballet dancer misty copeland and wrestler turned-actor dwayne “the rock” johnson joined national basketball ociation star stephen curry in opposing comments made by the chief executive of their sponsor under armour supporting u.s. president donald trump.on tuesday, plank expressed support for trump on cnbc, saying: “to have such a pro-business president is something that is a real et for the country.”on thursday, copeland wrote on her instagram page (@mistyonpointe) that she strongly disagrees with plank’s recent comments in support of trump.johnson on twitter (@therock) also posted that plank’s words on cnbc were neither his words or his beliefs. but he added that his disagreement does not mean he will be abandoning under armour, with which he currently has a shoe line.copela






lebron james calls trump a 'bum' after he rescinds white house invitation to ste


stephen curry and president donald trump agree on one thing: the golden state star is not going to the white house anytime soon.trump tweeted saturday that curry is no longer invited to the white house because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time nba mvp in deciding whether to make the traditional champions' trip to washington. trump's comment on curry came one day after the president told nfl owners to fire players who won't stand for the national anthem.it was not immediately clear whether trump was rescinding the invitation for curry or the entire team."going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team. stephen curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!" trump wrote from his golf club in bedminster, new jersey.the warriors, who






trump's comments about anthem, curry inflame sports stars


president donald trump doubled down on denouncing protests by nfl players and rescinded nba star stephen curry's white house invitation on saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted lebron james to call the president a "bum." trump started by announcing that curry, the immensely popular two-time mvp for the golden state warriors, would not be welcome at the white house for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams. later, trump reiterated what he said at a rally in alabama the previous night that nfl players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired. the warriors said it was made clear to them that they were not welcome at the white house. they said that when they go to washington this season they will i






donald trump: lebron james calls president a 'bum' after steph curry comments


lebron james (right, pictured with steph curry) last season surpassed michael jordan as the nba's record post-season scorerbasketball star lebron james described us president donald trump as a "bum" over comments he made about fellow player steph curry.trump said the golden state warriors were no longer invited to the white house after star player curry, 29, said he did not want to attend."going to white house was an honour until you showed up," james, 32, said.on friday, trump said nfl players who protest during the national anthem should be sacked.'we don't stand for the things he's said'basketball's champion team, the golden state warriors from california, were considering turning down the traditional invitation to celebrate their nba title success at the white house.warriors point guar






donald trump: lebron james calls president a 'bum' after steph curry comments


lebron james (right, pictured with steph curry) last season surpassed michael jordan as the nba's record post-season scorerbasketball star lebron james described us president donald trump as a "bum" over comments he made about fellow player steph curry.trump said the golden state warriors were no longer invited to the white house after star player curry, 29, said he did not want to attend."going to white house was an honour until you showed up," james, 32, said.on friday, trump said nfl players who protest during the national anthem should be sacked.james, who plays for the cleveland cavaliers and has won three nba championships and four nba mvp awards, campaigned for democrat candidate hillary clinton, trump's rival, during the 2016 presidential election campaign.'we don't stand for the t






trump's comments on anthem, curry resonate across sports


reactions to president donald trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a white house invitation to stephen curry of the golden state warriors:at a rally in alabama on friday night, trump suggested that nfl owners fire players who kneel during the anthem, and fans should consider walking out in protest. on saturday, trump tweeted that he is withdrawing the invitation to curry because the two-time nba mvp hesitated to attend the traditional trip by the nba champions to washington.____"divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl, our great game and all of our players." — nfl commissioner roger goodell.____"the peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of re






shockingly, twitter actually likes curry 4s


unlike with the last two vintages, stephen curry’s latest shoe release is actually being received quite well so far.underarmour’s curry 4s were revealed when the warriors star wore them for game 1 of the nba finals and twitter was not nearly as harsh as with the curry 2sand 3s.first, check out the shoes….now here’s the reaction from twitter users, who totally roasted previous editions of curry’s kicks…






trump's comments on anthem, curry resonate across sports


reactions to president donald trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a white house invitation to stephen curry of the golden state warriors:at a rally in alabama on friday night, trump suggested that nfl owners fire players who kneel during the anthem, and fans should consider walking out in protest. on saturday morning, trump tweeted that he withdrew the invitation to curry because the two-time nba mvp hesitated to attend the traditional trip by the nba champions. hours later, the warriors said they would skip the white house visit as a team.____"divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl, our great game and all of our players." — nfl commissioner roger goodell.____"the peaceful dem






andre iguodala, steph curry can reshape tech


stephen curry and andre iguodala of the golden state warriors recently announced the first players technology summit to bring together athletes and technology, venture capital, and business leaders. the press release describes it as “… a platform to create opportunities between athletes and executives interested in joining the discussion surrounding the disruptive forces at play in technology, entrepreneurship and investing.” just as sports fans see the warriors as redefining excellence in basketball, silicon valley’s companies have redefined technological excellence. silicon valley matters also because of the industries’ societal, political, and economic impact.  nba players similarly have become global brands shaping consumer choice, popular culture and, increasingly, political discourse






steph curry bashes trump after under armour ceo comments


under armour ceo kevin plank showed public support of president trump tuesday (feb. 7), describing the commander-in-chief as a real “ et” to the country in an interview with cnbc. the news prompted a comment from golden state warrior point guard steph curry, who’s one of the sporting apparel brand’s top athletes under contract.read: magic johnson slams #muslimban, says trump needs to stop acting like a dictatorwhen the two-time mvp got wind of plank’s comments, steph undermined the man cutting his endorsement checks on wednesday (feb. 8) to the san jose mercury news, “i agree with that description, if you remove the ‘et.’”“i spent all day yesterday on the phone with countless people at under armour, countless people in kevin plank’s p, my team, trying to understand what was going on and wh






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stephen curry gets a new underarmour shoe model: curry 3zero


stephen curry will be lacing up a new style of underarmour kicks in the playoffs.a new edition of the warriors stars’ shoe line was announced friday and curry gave away 30 signed sneakers saturday in new york city.the curry 3zero model is set for a may 1 release, at a price of $120 that’s $20 less than the curry 3s.but a gold-colorway version of the 3zero’s was revealed this weekend as part of a foot locker promotion in the big apple that included curry sending fans on a scavenger hunt to receive one of 30 signed pairs.






warriors' twitter showers steph curry with praise, jon snow spoof


the nba’s winter season is coming for the trail blazers, thanks in part to stephen curry, and the warriors’ official twitter handle celebrated curry’s huge game monday with a “game of throne”  tweet.among @warriors’ extended love affair with curry (as the star dropped a bunch points) was an image of curry as jon snow from the hbo hit:there was plenty more applause from the warriors’ social media team to curry.






stephen curry 'accidentally' liked post about cavaliers' troubles


did stephen curry just troll the cavaliers?curry caused a bit of buzz friday afternoon when he “liked” an instagram post by bleacher report that referred to cleveland’s recent woes.the post featured lebron james and his quote: “we’re just in a bad spot.”curry called the instagram action a fluke when asked about it before friday night’s game.“accident,” curry told espn’s ethan sherwood strauss. “total accident.”curry seems an honest guy, so perhaps it was a mishap. still, it’s easy to imagine a smirk on curry’s face as he clicked “like” on ig.






stephen curry calls apparent cavaliers trolling 'total accident'


did stephen curry just troll the cavaliers?curry caused a bit of buzz friday afternoon when he “liked” an instagram post by bleacher report that referred to cleveland’s recent woes.the post featured lebron james and his quote: “we’re just in a bad spot.”curry called the instagram action a fluke when asked about it before friday night’s game.“accident,” curry told espn’s ethan sherwood strauss. “total accident.”curry seems an honest guy, so perhaps it was a mishap. still, it’s easy to imagine a smirk on curry’s face as he clicked “like” on ig.






trump picks fights with the nfl and the nba — and top athletes fight back


president trump has picked fights with two of the nation’s most popular professional sports leagues, setting off a twitter war with top athletes who were quick to fight back in an extraordinary display of political trash-talking with thinly veiled racial undertones.even national football league commissioner roger goodell jumped into the fray saturday, criticizing trump for “divisive comments” as some players responded on social media with much harsher language.the battle began friday night, when trump publicly criticized african american football players, following an example set last season by quarterback colin kaepernick, who have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest the nation’s racial disparities.trump urged nfl owners to fire the players and encouraged fans to walk out






lebron james calls trump a 'bum' after he rescinds white house invitation to ste


president donald trump doubled down on denouncing protests by nfl players and rescinded nba star stephen curry's white house invitation on saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted lebron james to call the president a "bum."trump started by announcing that curry, the immensely popular two-time mvp for the golden state warriors, would not be welcome at the white house for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams. later, trump reiterated what he said at a rally in alabama the previous night that nfl players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.the warriors said it was made clear to them that they were not welcome at the white house. they said that when they go to washington this season they will ins






warriors' stephen curry passes dad dell curry in career points


even amid a spate of shooting trouble, stephen curry outdid his dad friday.the warriors star surpassed his father, former hornets guard dell curry, in career points with a 3-pointer early in the third quarter against the timberwolves.with the trey, steph has scored 12,671 points over eight seasons in the nba — half as long as dell curry’s career lasted en route to 12,670 career points.upon being informed of the milestone just after timeout was called, curry smiled.it’s the second somewhat heralded milestone for curry this month, as he passed kobe bryant on the all-time list for career 3-pointers made.






steph curry proposed a clever solution to his shoe war with kevin durant


oakland — stephen curry and kevin durant might be warriors teammates on the court, but in the big business of shoes and apparel, they’re competitors, and this summer, that competition became a bit testy.appearing on the bill simmons podcast last month, durant, who wears nike shoes, took a shot at curry’s shoe company, under armour:“nobody wants to play in under armours, i’m sorry… everybody knows that. they just don’t want to say nothing.”that statement wasn’t well received by curry — particularly because curry and under armour’s basketball line of shoes and apparel are practically synonymous.curry said he and durant discussed the comments after they were made, but seeing as durant is paid a reported $36 million by nike and curry is paid a reported $35 million by under armour, it was fair






trump's latest target is the sports world, and it's fighting back


sports and politics, two worlds that usually like to stay clear of each other, found themselves on a collision course when president trump decided to take on both the national football league and the national basketball assn.the response from players and the nfl was akin to a benches-clearing brawl.at a political rally friday night in huntsville, ala., trump challenged nfl owners to fire any player who takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem.trump said the owners should say: “get that son of a bitch off the field right now. out! he’s fired. he’s fired!” then on saturday morning, trump disinvited the golden state warriors from the traditional meet-and-greet of championship teams at the white house after star player stephen curry said he didn’t want to go.“going to the white h






curry, iguodala to host technology summit for nba players


silicon valley ventures may become more frequent for nba players after the players technology summit.warriors stars stephen curry and andre iguodala will host the summit aug. 14-16 in san francisco, as announced monday by sponsor bloomberg.the summit is intended to “bring together top leaders in the technology, venture capital and sports communities to exchange ideas and share expertise in an educational and empowering forum.”curry specifically touched on the connection between professional athletes and venture capitalists.“playing in silicon valley’s backyard has exposed me to information and resources that i’m excited to share through the summit,” curry said in a statement. “whether you’re thinking about your first move into entrepreneurship or investing, or perhaps already a veteran in






steph curry held out of practice, but expected to play game 2


oakland — the warriors had a light, short practice at their downtown oakland facility on wednesday afternoon. steph curry, resting his tweaked left foot/ankle, did not participate, but the team expects him to be ready for game 2 on thursday night against the jazz.curry first showed signs of discomfort during the third quarter of game 1 on tuesday night, grimacing after a layup attempt. when he went to the bench a few minutes later, curry had team trainer chelsea lane look at it. as she did, curry seemed to be in a bit of pain.but curry did return and, after the game, downplayed the issue, calling it “routine maintenance.”






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curry spoke to the media saturday for the first time since president trump rescinded the warriors' white house invitation.        






vancouver police prepare for protests at new trump tower


vancouver, british columbia — police in canada are preparing forprotests when president donald trump's two oldest sons officially open a new trump international hotel and tower in vancouver on tuesday.const. jason doucette says authorities are expecting "a number of marches" downtown throughout the day and police will ensure things don't get out of control.the anti-trump protests are set to take place outside the building while brothers donald jr. and eric trump attend opening events inside.the trump-branded tower is a source of anger for many people who resent the lasting reminder of the u.s. president's politics in the coastal city that is known for progressive values and diversity.the vancouver tower is the second trump-branded property to open since the president took office in january






warriors, thunder scuffle includes stephen curry, russell westbrook


stephen curry brushed off a scuffle between the warriors and thunder by nailing a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as the first half closed monday.moments earlier, curry and thunder guard semaj christon struggled for position and the teams engaged in a fracas of sorts. as the teams prepared for a jump ball 5.3 seconds before the break, curry and christon started shoving each other — which is when russell westbrook stepped in.westbrook tried to get between curry and christon, at which point draymond green entered the fray and separated westbrook from curry. all 10 players collected around that area as referees tried to stop further confrontation.curry, green, westbrook and christon each received technicals for the situation.curry responded by nailing a nasty 3 to put the warriors up 56-39 at halfti






donnie mcclurkin says it's time for the church 'to pray' for trump


many public figures are beginning to come forward to call support for donald trump, and in this week’s roundup of those who look past the unavoidable despair, donnie mcclurkin looks to the church to spearhead his recent comments.the pastor joined gospel singer erica campbell on her national radio show to reveal why he thinks it’s time for christians to add trump’s name to their daily prayers, the grio reports.read: mary mary’s tina campbell pens an open letter explaining her support for trump“now is our time to pray for him,” he said. “this is the job of the church. let the world protest but the job of the church now is to go into prayer and pray that, number one, he succeeds because if he fails we have to deal with the consequences as a nation.”mcclurkin then refuted campbell’s opinion on






stephen curry responds to trump love from under amour's ceo


once again, stephen curry has found himself in the middle of a political issue. under armour ceo kevin plank, in an interview with cnbc, said president donald trump is an “ et” to the country.“i agree with that description,” curry said, “if you remove the et.”in an exclusive interview after shoot around on wednesday, before taking on the chicago bulls, curry did what he doesn’t like to do — talk politics — but is clearly getting comfortable doing.his stance was much the same as when his vague comments about the controversial north carolina bill drew the ire of some in the lgbtq community: where he stands is clear per his track record.he thought he was sure where plank stood based on his track record. so curry, one of the most popular of under armour’s endorsers, said he was surprised to se






stephen curry gets the better of san antonio in game 1 – the mercury news


one of the reasons the spurs have had success against the warriors in the steph curry era is because they usually have a good answer for the warriors star. whether it was corey joseph, danny green or kawhi leonard, the spurs always know how to make him work.the spurs have beaten the warriors with curry six times in the last four seasons. in those six losses, curry averaged 18.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting, including 11 of 47 from 3-point range. in the same span, san antonio has lost six times to the curry-led warriors. in those games, he averaged 32.5 points on 54 percent shooting. he made 21 of 41 from 3.the answer for the spurs starts and ends with containing curry. that’s the matchup on which everything for them hangs. they lost it in game 1.curry had 40 points on 26 shots. he made






steph curry, martha stewart and more


even steph curry digs bottlerock napa valleythe basketball megastar – who leads the golden state warriors vs. lebron james’ cleveland cavaliers in the nba finals beginning next week – was out enjoying himself as the three-day event kicked off on may 26 at the napa valley expo in downtown napa.the three-point-shot specialist was one of 120,000-plus people who are expected to turn out during the course of this fifth annual bottlerock, which continues through may 28.curry’s appearance was the big buzz of day one, drawing chants of “mvp! mvp!” from the crowd as he made a surprise appearance onstage while wife ayesha curry participated in a cooking demonstration on the festival’s culinary stage.the curry visit just further underscores how this festival’s stock is absolutely soaring right now. e






trump cancels trip to britain to avoid ‘large scale protests’: report


president donald trump has cancelled a long-planned trip to britain to avoid “large-scale protests,” the guardian is reporting.trump reportedly told british prime minister theresa may that he does not want to visit later this year unless he has the support of the british public.according to the guardian, the president made his intention to stay away in a phone call with may, saying he does not want make the trip if in light of plans for mass protests against himthe report states that may was surprised by trump’s remarks.trump is already in the doghouse with the british public after her comments following a recent terror attack on london.






trump cancels trip to britain to avoid ‘large scale protests’: report


president donald trump has cancelled a long-planned trip to britain to avoid “large-scale protests,” the guardian is reporting.trump reportedly told british prime minister theresa may that he does not want to visit later this year unless he has the support of the british public.according to the guardian, the president made his intention to stay away in a phone call with may, saying he does not want make the trip if in light of plans for mass protests against himthe report states that may was surprised by trump’s remarks.trump is already in the doghouse with the british public after his comments following a recent terror attack on london.






"the rock" joins critics of under armour ceo's trump remark


baltimore - actor dwayne “the rock” johnson and professional ballerina misty copeland have joined basketball star stephen curry in criticizing the ceo of sports apparel company under armour for praising president donald trump.kevin plank, the ceo of baltimore-based under armour, called trump “an et to the country” in an interview with cnbc this week. under armour sponsors johnson, copeland and curry, who plays for the golden state warriors. johnson sent out a statement on social media on thursday saying plank’s words “were divisive and lacking in perspective.”copeland wrote in an instagram post she was so concerned about plank’s comments that she spoke to him directly.in an interview on thursday with the san jose mercury news, curry was asked about plank’s comments supporting mr. trump. cu






"the rock" joins critics of under armour ceo's trump remark


baltimore - actor dwayne “the rock” johnson and professional ballerina misty copeland have joined basketball star stephen curry in criticizing the ceo of sports apparel company under armour for praising president donald trump.kevin plank, the ceo of baltimore-based under armour, called trump “an et to the country” in an interview with cnbc this week. under armour sponsors johnson, copeland and curry, who plays for the golden state warriors. johnson sent out a statement on social media on thursday saying plank’s words “were divisive and lacking in perspective.”copeland wrote in an instagram post she was so concerned about plank’s comments that she spoke to him directly.playvideocbsnlebron james reportedly says no trump els lebron james and a few of his teammates on the cleveland cavaliers h






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