Those on social media on Saturday had an interesting morning. It began when President Trump tweeted that he was rescinding his invitation to the Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry to celebrate the team's NBA championship at the White House. While people were still reacting to that, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron LeBron James called Trump "U bum," and tweets, memes, and jokes flooded Twitter in a heartbeat.
Trump raised eyebrows on Saturday morning when he tweeted, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn." Hours later, James tweeted, "[You] bum, @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
To be clear, Curry never had any plans of going to the White House under Trump. In a statement to the media, the point guard explained his lack of interest in meeting the president:
We don’t stand for basically what our president has – the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times. By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going there.
Trump's reaction to Curry is a peculiar one but James tweet has added much-needed levity to the situation. Now people on Twitter are going wild with it.
1. One Way To Start A Conversation
Every tweet starts with "u bum" now.
2. Historical Quote
3. Off-Season NBA Content Is Winning
If you thought NBA season was fire, James just changed that and made off-season NBA news even better.
People loved it.
5. New Address
Some want to use "u bum" as a new way to address Trump.
6. A New Verse
People are feeling it.
7. Nike Hoodies
Imagine how many people would buy that.
8. People Really Want A "U Bum" Hoodie
They'll sell a ton, it looks like.
9. Disagreements Will Start With "U Bum"
This might just start happening.
10. This James Gif
Glorious King James.
11. "U Bum" T-Shirts
Not just hoodies but also T-shirts, apparently.
12. Curry's Daughter!
What a gif.
13. People Can't Stop Laughing
It's only two words but the laughs had seem infinite.
14. Weighing Between Dotard And "U Bum"
People don't know what to pick. James' "bum" reaction or North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's descriptor for Trump wherein he called him a "dotard."
15. This Gif
Look at that form.
16. "U Bum" Hats
If not hoodies neither shirts, people have said they want a "u bum" hat.
People love James' insult more.
18. "U Bum" Shoes
19. Some Are Swooning
James probably won even more fans today.
20. More Admirers
21. King James
The Cavaliers legend knows how to have a good time.
James has never been hesitant to criticize Trump. While denouncing Trump's statements on the deadly violence that erupted at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, James called Trump the "so-called president of the United States."
The basketball player called for peace and unity following the Charlottesville events, saying, "All of us looking in the mirror and saying, 'What can we do better to help change?' And if we can all do that and give 110 percent and give both foots forward, then that's all you can ask for. Shout out to the innocent people in Charlottesville and shout out to everybody across the world that just want to be great and just want to love. Thank you, and I love you all."