‘Who’s this again?’: Kevin Durant and Austin Rivers respond to Colby Covington’s comment on LeBron James

Raahib Singh
|Published 22/09/2020

NBA players including Kevin Durant, Austin Rivers give their take on Colby Covington calling James a ‘spinless fool’

The NBA is a close-knit family, and even though there may be some feud amongst them, they always put a united front in front of the world. The same happened when UFC fighter Colby Covington called out LeBron James and called him a ‘spineless fool’.

Known to be an active Trump supporter and against the Black Lives Matter movement, Covington also went on to say, “If you thought that was a beating, wait until November 3 when Donald Trump gets his hands on Sleepy Joe.” 

LeBron James responded to this in a very LeBron like manner post the win against the Nuggets on Sunday.

The NBA players are all in support of the BLM movement and have been creating awareness about the same while talking to local agencies to bring changes.

“Who’s this again?” NBA players mock Covington regarding his comments

The NBA players do not take it quietly when someone mocks one of them for no apparent reason, and they didn’t this time as well. Kevin Durant, a good friend of James ended up mocking Colby Covington by asking the world if he was a ‘relevant’ enough athlete to be calling out LeBron.

Austin Rivers just asked why did he have to say this. Michael Carter-Williams on the other hand had a mocking take by saying, “Weird no one tells him to stick to fighting…” 

This comes as a dig at Laura Ingraham, who was earlier in the news for calling out LeBron James and asking him to ‘shut up and dribble’

NBA at odds with Donald Trump

The NBA family has never been in favor of the Trump’s administration.  Ever since his era in the White House started, the NBA teams have not made their regular visit to the White House post winning a championship.

In 2017, Curry outright said no to going, and Trump responded by rescinding the invite.

Also Read: ‘LeBron James wouldn’t last 10 seconds with me’- Colby Covington hits back at Lakers star

The back-to-back champions did not even think about the White House visit after they won in 2018. In 2019 when the Raptors won, the current POTUS thought of inviting them, but before he could send an invite, the players said no already.

Covington feels the NBA athletes, especially, LeBron James are trying to be too ‘woke’ and are deliberately targeting the Trump administration. While who between LeBron and Covington is right varies from individual to individual; it is heartening to see NBA athletes come together to protect one of their own.


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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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