Nakatanggap si Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert nang ‘mabaho, nakasusuklam’ na voicemails makaraang tawagin ni LeBron James si President Donald Trump na walang kuwentang tao sa Twitter.
Inamin ni Gilbert na binaha siya ng phone messages nang batikusin ng NBA’s most celebrated player si Trump sa pagbawi ng White House invitation kay Stephen Curry ng NBA champion Golden State.
“I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist,” ani Gilbert sa Squawk Box ng CNBC.
“There’s an element of racism that I didn’t even realize existed in this country this much,” hirit ni Gilbert, dinagdag na hindi na niya pinaalam kay James ang mga voicemails.
“And you could hear it in their voice — the racism,” dugtong ng owner. Giniit naman ni James na hindi niya pinagsisisihan ang komento niya.
“Me and my friends call me that all the time,” bulalas ni James sa news conference. “I’m not his friend, though. He’s not my friend. No, when I woke up and saw what he said about Steph Curry. First of all, it’s so funny because it’s like you inviting me to your party, right? As a matter of fact, it’s not like you invited me.
“It’s almost, like, ‘Hey, I’m not going to be able to make it. I’m not coming and then you would be like, ‘LeBron, guess what? You’re not invited.’ I wasn’t coming anyways, so that was funny to me when I woke up and saw that. So, my first initial response was, you bum.”