LeBron James Is Better Than Michael Jordan After Calling Trump A Bum, Twitter Users Say

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James at a press conference after game five of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. USA Today Sports via Reuters/Cary Edmondson

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has faced comparisons to NBA Hall of Fame and Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan throughout his career, with most claiming Jordan was the greatest of all time, or the GOAT, for winning more championships.

Jordan claimed six championships during his career, twice winning three consecutive titles in a row, while James has hoisted three championship trophies—two with the Miami Heat and one with Cleveland.

That is until James took to Twitter Saturday to call President Donald Trump a “bum” while defending rival Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry, who said Friday he did not want to visit the White House with the rest of his championship squad.

Trump tweeted Saturday that the invitation to the Warriors, who defeated James’ Cavs in June for their second championship in three years, was “rescinded.”

James fired back by stating such visits were an honor until Trump became president. That tweet became the most “liked” James has ever sent out with almost 500,000, while Trump’s call out of Curry garnered more than 100,000 likes.

The feud has since taken over social media, with many pointing out how Jordan, who is alleged to have said that Republicans also buy sneakers, has not been more outspoken on political and social issues.

The trends, including the hashtag “#uBum,” all pointed to James coming to Curry’s aide, as well as other current stars like the Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul and James’ teammate JR Smith. 

The users are, of course, speaking figuratively since Jordan and James never shared a court or faced head-to-head.

The reactions appear to be based more on Trump’s widespread unpopularity and attack Friday during a rally in Alabama. Trump also called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel or sit during the national anthem.