Former network news anchor Dan Rather this week speculated that NBA star LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the LA Lakers to fight Donald Trump.

It’s true that James is liberal and has been outspoken against President Trump. However, James has not suggested that his decision to join the Lakers was in any way politically motivated.


One respondent on Twitter offers a quip response to Rather’s theory: “I dunno. I think he went there to play basketball for the Lakers.”

Rather wasn’t done providing deep thoughts. Later in the day, he talked about the summer heat in connection with global warming, prompting another big reaction on social media.