Less than 24 hours after the Cavaliers met with President Obama at the White House to celebrate their win in the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron James was asked if he would go back to the White House next season to meet with Donald Trump if the Cavs are able to repeat as NBA champions. He couldn’t make up his mind.
"I don’t know," he said. "That’s something I would cross…we’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road."
If the Cavs do win another title and LeBron does ultimately decide to go to the White House, he has at least one teammate who won’t be following his lead. During an interview with Complex, Iman Shumpert revealed that he wouldn’t go back to the White House once Trump is in office. "I’m not going to the White House," he said, very matter-of-factly.
Shumpert—who has a ridiculously large sneaker collection—was also asked if he will still wear Yeezys after hearing that Kanye West said he would have voted for Trump. He responded by letting it be known that he doesn’t support Trump in any form or fashion.
"I understand people’s stance on Trump," he said. "I can’t get caught up in the racial, sexist bullshit he’s got going on. That’s his personal thing, ya dig? But I just don’t think he can make anything shake like that. He not finna start no civil war out here. I do think he’s crazy—straight up. I think he did that stuff to get people to think he’s willing to shake it up. But did I vote for him? No. The other stuff that comes with him, I can’t get with. But now that he’s here, I’m not finna drag my feet. I gotta work here, at least until the offseason, if I wanna go get a crib in the Islands."
Elsewhere in the interview, Shumpert also talked some trash to the Warriors, took a few shots at his former GM Phil Jackson, and explained why he’s pro-crop tops. Go here to read the entire Q&A.