Recently, a Donald Trump supporter got served a tall glass of humiliation on national TV when he begged the NBA’s most famous superstar for a souvenir towel.
Following a dominating performance against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James had a very awkward interaction with an eager front row fan after the game. James was urged to throw his game towel into the crowd and cameras captured the eyes of a fan wearing a red MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat light up as it appeared the NBA great was poised to toss the prized sweaty towel right to him.
But alas, James apparently had other plans for his towel.
Take a look.
Man wearing a MAGA hat asks for LeBron’s towel, Bron throws it out of his reach pic.twitter.com/PIMthyKqke
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) May 20, 2018
In response to this video, numerous Trump fans rushed to slam James’ snub of one of their red hat-wearing ilk. Trump snowflakes flurried their frustrations at the NBA player.
Are we judging a man by the hat he wears? You turn on this guy because of who he voted for? Is this the norm now? Totally not the way to handle this. Be apart of the solution instead of the problem
— Jarod (@Jrodallred27) May 20, 2018
Because this is how we treat people who disagree with us in 2018 😐
— Nick Nash (@NickNashBeats) May 20, 2018
I believe if you work for a basketball team and I’m paying for your ticket you should be nice to the people who buy tickets to support your game otherwise you’d have no game to play just saying
— NerdyCatLady (@trishhasfun) May 21, 2018
I guess Lebron doesn’t want to make America great again
— Nicholas Battaglia (@Bags232) May 20, 2018
However, most other tweeters had a slightly different take on the incident.
If the #MAGA guy hadn’t worn the hat, he’d probably have a towel now. He chose to wear that hat. He could’ve worn a Cavs hat. Actions have consequences.
— Stephanie (@lovesteffannia) May 21, 2018
Thanks LeBron 👍😎😙
— Linnea Paisley🌺⚾🌷 (@Danceindadugout) May 20, 2018
Court-side seat shade. That’s a deep diss pizza delivered to MAGALand!
— LD Reynolds (@geniuslrg) May 20, 2018
For everyone offended by this: pic.twitter.com/TKlY9LcF8D
— Sprout God (@Gronkasaur) May 20, 2018
To be fair, it’s unclear if Lebron even saw the guy in the MAGA hat, some say he could have been throwing the towel towards someone else. However, it strange that a professional basketball player would throw a towel, presumably to a person just a few feet away, and completely miss his target.
And let’s be clear. MAGA hat wearing Trump fans know exactly what emotions they want to provoke when they wear those hats. They know these hats are worn and endorsed by white supremacists, and they wear them as a counter-culture symbol of defiance, which is their right. But they have no right to expect people to treat them nicely when they advertise their support for the most ignorant and bigoted president in American history.
And besides, conservatives shouldn’t beg for free stuff anyway. Right?
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