Donald Trump may be crowned the most controversial US presidential candidate ever or something worse but that’ll be regarded as what it is – an opinion. However, NBA superstar LeBron James isn’t a fan or a hater, he was just angered by the presidential aspirant’s comment on what goes on in locker rooms.
Image: LeBron James
The Republican was caught on a live microphone, in an event that happened many years ago, when he talked about grabbing women “by the p***y”.
“…Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything,” he says on tape
Mr Trump also described himself as good in bed, saying he moved on entertainment reporter Nancy O’Dell “like a bitch”.
The video which was released by The Washington Post, recorded Mr Trump speaking with TV host Billy Bush during the taping of US entertainment show Access Hollywood in 2005.
Both commentators were getting set to tape a segment about a planned cameo appearance by Mr Trump on soap Days of Our Lives, The Post reported.
The presidential candidate may not be the man he was many years ago, but his past deeds are coming to haunt him. While the tape rolled at that time, Mr Trump was heard bragging in detail about sleeping with a married woman.
He said in the audio: “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it.
“I did try and f**k her. She was married.
“And I moved on her very heavily.
“In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’
“Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything.
“She’s totally changed her look…”
Mr Trump received heavy backlash for the comments after the so-called Trump Tape was released. Too bad that the leak came a few hours before the week’s second debate with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The presidential hopeful needed an excuse to justify his indecent remarks, so he referred to the “superman” claims as “locker-room banters”. And James feels Mr Trump used words he didn’t really understand.
Mr Trump said: “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement released by his campaign
“Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — [I’m] not even close.
“I apologise if anyone was offended.”
Image shows Mr Trump in a picture taken 1990.
James says it’s admissible that the Republican candidate may know a thing or two about locker rooms but the basketball star highlighted it’s nothing like what Mr Trump suggests it is.
James told reporters: “[Locker-room talk] is not what that guy said.”
The four-time league Most Valuable Player continued: “We don’t disrespect women in no shape or fashion in our locker rooms. That never comes up.
“I got a mother-in-law, a wife, a mum and a daughter and those conversations just don’t go on in our locker room.”
“[On what topics basketball stars discuss before or after games] Sporting events that happened the night before, about family, about strategies that we may have that night, about a highlight that may have happened … that’s what happens in our locker room,” the 30-year-old forward said.