Like the rest of the nation, the NBA world is distracted Wednesday as news of Donald Trump being elected President sinks in.
Trump is not a well-liked figure among NBA players, which follows the national trend of his low popularity among largely African-American communities. Below are the reactions of some NBA players, collected from Twitter and Instagram.
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As I woke up today looking and searching for answers on what has happened this song hit it right on the head! If we continue the faith(as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!! Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don't lose a bit of faith! They're our future and we must remain stronger than ever!! Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that's not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn't the end, it's just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!! The man above will never put something in our paths that we can handle no matter how difficult it may feel/be! To all the youth out there I PROMISE I'll continue to lead u guys every single day without no hesitation!! Time to educate and even more mold my children into being the greatest model citizens they can become in life! They will continue the legacy beyond life! Lastly, Even if whos now in office doesn't, Know that I LOVE YOU'LL!!!
Not all of the NBA family was unhappy. Outside Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert and some other owners, there were players who backed Trump. Spencer Hawes posted this:
However, in general, around the NBA the reaction more closely followed these responses.