Netease Sports reported on October 13:
Yesterday, Los Angeles
Not only did Trump fail to congratulate the Lakers for winning the championship, but instead criticized the plummeting ratings of the NBA Finals, which seemed very gloating. He reposted a report about the NBA Finals' ratings plummeting 70%, not as popular as a regular football game. It is understood that the Lakers and the Heat attracted only 6.028 million spectators in the sixth game of the Finals. In contrast, in the sixth game of the finals last year, as many as 18.34 million viewers watched.
Trump sighed: "The ratings of the NBA Finals plummeted by 70% and was defeated by an ordinary football game. It may be some fans from China watching it, but I also doubt it. (To the NBA General Manager) Finals) No interest!"
There is no doubt that the ratings of the NBA are indeed continuing to decline. However, what Trump did not notice is that previous NBA games will not be held during this time period. In the United States, rugby games still dominate the ratings charts. In addition to the NFL, the NBA also needs to compete with other sports leagues.
LeBron has always been a staunch opponent of Trump. As early as when Trump and Hillary Clinton ran for the president of the United States, LeBron clearly expressed his support for Hillary Clinton and even publicly stood for Hillary Clinton. After Trump was successfully elected President of the United States, LeBron still refused to buy him, and repeatedly attacked the President of the United States in public interviews.
In the past, it was a tradition for NBA championship teams to visit the White House and be received by the President of the United States. However, as early as 2018, the Golden State Warriors made it clear that they would not visit the White House. Ashamed and angry, Trump announced that the White House would not invite NBA championship teams to visit.