The NBA reacts to the U.S. Presidential Election results

By Nam
Nov. 09, 2016

Television producer and reality TV star Donald Trump has been elected to be the 45th President of the United States. This, to a lot people, is a surprise. Many thought that the Democratic Party’s Hillary Clinton was going to win as she was the candidate with more political experience and (in my opinion) the better policies. She also enlisted the help of many pop culture icons, such as Pharrell, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé, and popular athletes such as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James to get her message across to young people and minorities. But it wasn’t enough, as she couldn’t get the win, though it was a close race.

Here’s how the NBA reacted to the election results:

LeBron James, via :

“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!!!”

Jeremy Lin, via Twitter:

This election is about wayyy more than race, but it further revealed how big a topic race is and how big of an issue racism still is, sadly.

— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7)

But long-term, real change requires unification, reconciliation and small step at a time. Spread love today!

— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7)

J.R. Smith, via :

“How do you explain to this face what happen? You can be a educated women in your field an not get the job because your a women or cause your black? How do you say "go try your best" even though it won't be good enough. How do I even feel confident sending her on play dates knowing the kids family voted for the racist, sexist person an I don't know how they will treat her when she's gone. How? Seriously How? I understand let go and let God! But damn!”

Jamal Crawford, via Twitter:

I'm really over here scared..

— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover)

Gonna pray even longer tonight...

— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover)

Dwayne Wade, via Instagram:

Metta World Peace, via Twitter:

It's amazing to see the millions of people that are giving up on their own lives today. Snap out of it. Be the change you want!

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace)

Everyone talking about they leaving America, so that means you leaving people that need you here.

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace)

The reason you can not leave !

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace)

The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid took a different route and responded to the election results on a lighter note. Via Twitter:

We're All From Africa and will welcome you back

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid)

Well America is tanking!!! All we can do is Trust The Process...

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid)