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it then got big and is the biggest meme on discord
it got used a lot and frosty banned everyone
in conclusion, this is the best meme and it is better than ‘woah’
A random copypasta that came from Landfall. I thought it seemed funny, so I posted it
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Oney Plays (named as OneyPlays on YouTube) is a Let’s Play channel created and hosted by Newgrounds and YouTube animator Chris O’Neill (OneyNG), mostly accompanied with his friends Ding Dong and Julian. The channel has been popular for its dark and offensive humor in their commentary, and currently has around 400 thousand subscribers.
The series started on May 26, 2014 as a solo project on his secondary channel formerly named “Oney’s Video Hole”, with Dark Souls as the series pilot. Besides his solo series, he occasionally has guests, mostly animator friends such as PsychicPebbles, Egoraptor, and Spazkid,
Ding Dong & Julian’s Debut
Ding Dong was first depicted as a worm-like creature in the video thumbnails of their Chronicles of Mystara playthrough.
On August 4th of the same year, Julian Marcel was first introduced as a guest in their Luigi’s Mansion playthrough, together with Ding Dong and SuperMega hosts Matt Watson and Ryan Magee. In the thumbnail, Julian is depicted similar to his actual self, while Ding Dong’s appearance seems similar to a Rabbid. From that video onward, both Ding Dong and Julian became recurring members on most of the channel’s videos.
His connections with Arin Egoraptor Hanson and Ross “RubberNinja” O’Donovan have caused his appearances in Game Grumps, as well as Ding Dong and Julian. The three of them altogether first appeared on May 18, 2017 in the second episode of Doodle Doods, a subseries in the Game Grumps channel. A day after the video was uploaded, they made another appearance in one of the most viewed episodes of Grumpcade, known for its darker tone in humor compared to the usual Game Grumps episodes.
Some part of the fanbase came from the fans of Oney’s animation, and many fans of Game Grumps became fans of Oney Plays due to their features in subseries Grumpcade and Doodle Doods. The subreddit /r/OneyPlays was created on July 14, 2014, and currently has more than 8,000 subscribers. Fans have also animated their favorite parts of the channel’s videos.
Totally Tubular Collab
On August 1, 2017, Tumblr and Twitter artist blabberdookie opened the Totally Tubular Collab: an non-profit collaboration project in which the Lord of the Rings DOS episode of the channel will be animated in 5 to 25 second clips by various artists, similar to “Animate-A-Grump” from Game Grumps and “The Mama Luigi Project”.
Chris is mostly known as his Newgrounds & YouTube alias “OneyNG”, known for his adult-themed animations on YouTube and for creating the online shows Leo and Satan and Hellbenders (in collaboration with PsychicPebbles.
Julian is also an animator and artist, with both freelance and professional experience. Together with Ding Dong, they launched a Patreon for their independent game development team called Wan Wan Games, with Julian handling the art, and Ding Dong handling the coding. Ding Dong announced the Patreon on March 13, 2017 via Twitter.
Crash Bandicoot “Woah”
Crash Bandicoot “Woah” refers to a series of videos featuring audio of Chris saying “woah!” dubbed over the video game character Crash Bandicoot.
Oh, Fuck You Luigi
Oh, Fuck You Luigi is a misheard quote from Super Mario Bros. Super Show in which Mario, played by Lou Albano, says “Oh, thank you, Luigi,” but his inflection makes it sound like he is saying “Oh, fuck you Luigi.” The clip has become notable online and has grown into an interesting piece of trivia for fans, particularly the Let’s Play community.
Dotard is a word that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un used to describe United States President Donald Trump in a response to Trump’s remarks about Un’s leadership. It means a weak, foolish and/or senile elderly person.
According to Etymonline,“dotard” was derived in the late-14th century from the word “dote,” meaning feeble-minded from age, and the suffix “-ard,” an intensifier use as a pejorative.
On September 19th, 2017, President Trump delivered a speech at the United Nations regarding North Korea, threatening to “totally destroy” the country and referring to Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man.”
Two days later, Kim Jong Un responded to Trump’s speech on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) News Service. In the response (video and full speech below), Un said, “I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech[…]Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say.”
“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.”
The speech made by the U.S. president in his maiden address on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern.
Shaping the general idea of what he would say, I expected he would make stereo-typed, prepared remarks a little different from what he used to utter in his office on the spur of the moment as he had to speak on the world’s biggest official diplomatic stage.
But, far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors.
A frightened dog barks louder.
I’d like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world.
The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to “totally destroy” a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure.
His remarks remind me of such words as “political layman” and “political heretic” which were in vogue in reference to Trump during his presidential election campaign.
After taking office Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world. He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.
His remarks which described the U.S. option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.
Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history that he would destroy the DPRK, we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.
Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say.
As a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK.
This is not a rhetorical expression loved by Trump.
I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue.
Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation.
I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.
Big McThankies From McSpankies is a memorable quote uttered by the fast food worker Skeet in the television show The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron. Online, the scene has spawned remix videos and an exploitable image macro series.
On October 25th, 2016, YouTuber Saucy Postal uploaded an edited version of the Jimmy Neutron scene, which gathered upwards of 2.15 million views and 5,900 comments over the next year (shown below).
On August 30th, 2017, YouTuber BlueVizor uploaded a Star Warslightsaber duel scene dubbed with the “big mcthankies” quote (shown below).
On September 21st, 2017, Redditor thotexterminator submitted a post titled “Mcspankies” to /r/dankmemes, featuring a screen capture of Skeet captioned with a joke about dropping the soap in prison (shown below, left). Within 24 hours, the post gained over 19,600 points (84% upvoted) and 160 comments. The following day, Redditor KnurftChannel uploaded an image macro captioned with a joke about an abusive drunk father to /r/dankmemes (shown below, right). Also on September 22nd, Redditor dadofgage submitted a post about the meme to /r/MemeEconomy.
Impossible. Perhaps the Archives Are Incomplete is a memorable line from the 2002 science fiction film Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones. In the film, the character Obi-Wan Kenobi searches the Jedi archives for a mysterious planet, which appears to have been removed from the database. Online, people have used the moment as the punchline to a joke about incorrect history books.
On May 16th, 2002, LucasFilm and 20th Century Fox released the film Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones. In the film (clip below), Obi-Wan Kenobi studies the Jedi archives for the planet Kamino, which is missing from the database. When a librarian named Jocasta Nu tells him that if the planet is not in the archive it must not exist, Obi-Wan responds, “Impossible. Perhaps the Archives Are Incomplete.”
On February 18th, 2013, Redditor edgecuatro posted a four-panel meme based on the scene in the /r/StarWars subreddit. The dialogue plays out like normal until the final panel, when Obi-Wan says, “Getting real tired of your shit librarian.” The post (shown below) received more than 940 points (94% upvoted) and 30 comments.
Four months later, on July 9th, Redditor kimilil posted a four-exploitable in which three women stand up to stereotypes and the fourth panel features Jocasta Nu with a sign “Our records does not contain the item you’re looking for so it does not exist.” The user posted it in the /r/PrequelMemes subreddit with the subject line “Impossible. Perhaps the archives are incomplete.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 1,800 points (97% upvoted) and 40 comments.
On September 15th, the Facebook account badness10000 posted an image macro featuring Obi-Wan saying the line under the caption “When you can’t find an example of tex code to steal from stack exchange.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 2,200 reaction and 100 shares in two week.
The following week, on September 22nd, Redditor Mambatony posted a variation of the image macro in the /r/DankMemes with the caption “When you type in the name of that porno three times and Porn Hub says they don’t have it.” The post (shown below) received more than 25,000 points (93% upvoted) and 200 comments.
Nambia refers to jokes regarding a mispronunciation of the African country Namibia uttered by President of the United States Donald Trump during a speech to African leaders at the United Nations in late September 2017.
On September 20th, 2017, Trump delivered a speech to African leaders at the United Nations. During the speech, he mispronounced the name of Namibia as “Nambia.” Shortly after, BuzzFeed News reporter David Mack tweeted a video of the gaffe, which garnered upwards of 21,700 likes and 15,300 retweets over the next 48 hours (shown below).
Trump, at a lunch with African leaders, refers to the non-existent country of "Nambia." pic.twitter.com/N8megnC1Xi— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 20, 2017
That day, the @NowThisNews Twitter feed posted a video mocking the gaffe, which received upwards of 6,500 likes and 6,300 retweets over the next 48 hours (shown below).
The President of the United States just made up an African country while speaking to African leaders pic.twitter.com/GBY56lYP5f— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 20, 2017
Meanwhile, other Twitter posted various photoshopped images referencing the non-existent country (shown below).
On September 21st, CNN published an article titled “Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country.” Shortly after, Redditor Trumpcarekills submitted the CNN article to /r/politics, where it gathered upwards of 32,600 points (79% upvoted) and 4,000 comments. Meanwhile, Redditor RexScientiarium posted a photoshopped flag for Nambia to /r/vexillology (shown below).
Also on September 21st, Redditor callofdoodee posted a picture of the Kekistan flag in a post titled “I would like to formally make a motion for the People’s Republic of Kekistan to recognize the sovereignty of the Republic of Nambia, our world’s largest covfefe producer” to /r/The_Donald. That evening, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert mocked the gaffe during the show’s opening monologue (shown below).
From a Facebook chat about Reddit, normie net means any part of the internet used by normies. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest, and normally excludes places where you can easily find anime, drugs for sale, or pornography.
2017 Central Mexico Earthquake was a 7.1-magnitude seismic event that struck central states of Puebla and Morelos, including Greater Mexico City, on the afternoon of September 19th, 2017, lasting for about 20 seconds.
At 1:14 p.m. (local time) on September 19th, 2017, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico, approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of the city of Puebla, and lasted for about 20 seconds. The earthquake caused widespread damage and casualties in the states of Puebla, Morelos and the Greater Mexico City area, killing at least 308, most of them in Mexico City, and injuring more than 2,600. The disaster came less than two weeks after an even more catastrophic magnitude earthquake had devastated Mexico City on September 7th.
The Daily Beast – The Great Mexico Quake: A Tale of Heroes and Trolls
DECEARINGEGG is a faulty translation of the Japenese letters “えぐえぐえぐえぐえぐ” (Egu egu egu e guegu) discovered by An Odd World of Mine in a video. The nonsensical phrase has led it to become a catchphrase of critique for Google Translates methods.
The phrase DECEARINGEGG first appeared in the An Odd World of Mine video titled ‘えぐ’ on the 12th of April, 2017. The contents of the video depict the user translating ‘えぐ’ from Japanese to English where the first anomalous result was DECEARINGEGG after entering the phrase five times. The video has garnered 3,212,302 views as of the 23rd of September, 2017.
Not even 24 hours of the video being posted, a thread appeared on Reddit’s r/videos board regarding the video. Before being closed, it amassed 1275 points (91% upvoted). On the 26th of June, 2017, Urban Dictionary user Kenoscirneh submitted a definition of DECEARINGEGG to its databases. On the 16th of April, 2017 a thread on languagehat.com about the DECEARINGEGG phrase was made; massing 35 comments as of the 17th of September, 2017.
Melania Trump’s U.N. Speech Dress refers to a series of image macros and jokes about First Lady Melania Trump’s puffy pink dress, which she wore during her address to the United Nations in September 2017.
On September 20th, 2017, First Lady Melania Trump gave a speech at a U.N. Luncheon on cyber-bullying. While the reaction to the speech referenced her husband United States President Donald Trump’s frequent insults toward political and cultural rivals, others focused on the $3,000 hot pink Delpozo coat dress. she wore (video below).
As the speech was covered by most major news outlets, including CNN, many responded to the speech in real-time. Some made comments about the price of the dress coat and the irony of her speech, while others specifically made jokes about the appearance (examples below).
That day, Twitter user @rosalita2740 juxtaposed a picture of Trump making the speech against a picture of Violet Beauregarde turning into a blueberry from the film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. They captioned the picture "Just watched Melania Trump speech. For some reason it made me think of the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka. 🤔 " The tweet (shown below) received more than 110 retweets and 400 likes in 24 hours.
Retardcore Recordings INC is a record label started by TezzorSucks in early 2017. Members include TezzorSucks himself, Unown, Slugdork, Hlaaftana, TheExtraKoopa and Arian.
Retardcore Recordings proclaim their tracks to be of genre “Retardcore”, which contains inside jokes and humorous takes on regular music. Inside jokes include trollfaces , mental disorders , YouTube Poop , South Park , toilets , fried eggs , the Amen Break and many more.
Retardcore Recordings artists upload their music to SoundCloud where the account for the label usually reposts the tracks. Most of the time, videos for the tracks get uploaded on their YouTube channel and albums get uploaded to the Bandcamp page .
Retardcore Recordings also has a Discord server.
TezzorSucks had been making Retardcore for a long time before Retardcore Recordings started, which happened when Hlaaftana and Unown, TezzorSucks’s friends, started making Retardcore as well. The first songs on the label not by TezzorSucks were Hlaaftana – Autizem and Unown – Brian Boitardo (deleted).
However the first examples of Retardcore in general was in TezzorSucks – le Retarded EP .
Marriott Carpet refers to a series of jokes, meme and references to the carpet at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.
On August 31st, 2001, Dragon Con was held at the Marriot Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 20,000 people attended. As of 2017, it has been held there more than 15 times.
On September 1st, 2013, Redditor posted a photo of two people dressed as the carpet at the Marriott, calling them the “Marriott Carpet Men” in the /r/pics subreddit. The post (shown below) received more than 2,200 points (95% upvoted) and 40 comments.
Two weeks later, The Daily Dot reported that the two cosplayers dressed as the carpet received a cease and desist from the makers of the carpet. The post (since deleted) was captioned:
“Of all the things to get a Cease and Desist over, of ALL the replicas I’ve made over the years, I’ve received one from Couristan Inc., designers if the Marriott Marquis Atlanta hotel carpet. Spoonflower has pulled the design, as is their right, so sorry everyone who wanted some fabric of their own!
The absurdity is palpable."
On November 26th, 2016, Meme Generator published a picture of the carpet for image macros (example below).
On September 22nd, 2017, Twitter @siliconchef tweeted a picture of carpet with an optical illusion. They captioned the post (shown below) “I found a new carpet for the Marriott! @DragonConTV @DragonCon @MarriottMarquis.”
The Daily Dot – Carpet designer threatens cosplayers with legal action
Mr. Turner, most commonly known as Dad, and is called simply “Turner” in “Dimmsdale Tales” is Timmy’s father. He is usually depicted as one of the most idiotic characters on the show, rivaled only by Cosmo (and even then Cosmo is considered smarter). As a running gag throughout the series, his first name has never been revealed, with people almost always referring to him as Timmy’s Dad (even by people who are not related to him); something such as a truck noise usually blocks the revealing of his actual name. Dad is voiced by Daran Norris, who also played the live action version of him in the Live-Action Movies.
Mr. Turner has been on The Fairly OddParents since episode one, The Big Problem!. His role on the show occasionally surpasses even that of Cosmo when it comes to being dimwitted.
“Dinkleberg!” is a catchphrase used by the character Dad in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Fairly Odd Parents, who blames their neighbor Dinkleberg for any unfortunate event. Online, the phrase is typically used to blame Dinkleberg for anything from mundane day-to-day problems to tragic natural disasters.
We’re Going To Read The Little Dolphin Who Cried
We’re Going To Read The Little Dolphin Who Cried is a scene that has been parodied since 2010 with YouTube Poop style. The dolphin sound is replaced by another sound, audio or song. This YouTube Poop fad is similiar to Hey Plankton, can our first song go like this?.
This is Where I’d Put My Trophy, If I Had One
This is Where I’d Put My Trophy, If I Had One is an image macro series featuring the character Mr. Turner from the animated television series The Fairly OddParents. It is used to convey anger in the fact that the user is without something.
i want to retract entry.
This meme appeared to have originated on Tumblr in 2016. It is a screenshot of a text conversation, in which one person has sent an image of a jar of Mott’s applesauce, then a text saying “Sorry wrong person.” The respondent replies with, “What kind of conversations are you having.” This screenshot has since been manipulated to include various absurd or funny images instead of the Mott’s applesauce image, other text below the screenshot, etc.
VectorFlightSuit.jpg is a color study picture by Sergio Casas of Vector, the antagonist of Despicable Me , in a wingsuit. It is used in memes as a substitute for a bird, plane, or other flying object, and also as an image in the final frame of some exploitable comics, like “No Fear, One Fear.”
Drive Like Your Kids Live Here refers to a series of two-panel images that features a warning sign that reads “drive like your kids live here” above a picture that expresses someone speeding.
The earliest known iteration of the meme was posted on on March 31st, 2016, when Instagram  user @Mikes.Mischeif posted a picture of a “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” sign above a picture of a blue corvette.
Variations of the meme quickly became common on the internet, particularly in car and racing communitiesOn November 10th, 2016, the Facebook account 365CarMods posted a two-panel image. The first is a warning sign that reads “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here,” which asks drivers to drive slowly. Underneath this image is an image of a car speeding with smoke coming off the tires. They captioned the photo “Hey, Kids, Watch This.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 4,600 reactions, 63 comments and 1,300 shares in a year and a half.
On February 19th, 2017, Pirate 4×4 user Totalled posted a variation of the meme with a different car (shown below, right) on the Pirate 4×4 messageboard.
On April 19th, 2017, Redditor kop200 posted a variation on the /r/DankMemes subreddit. This post featured a picture of a foot pressing on the gas underneath the sign. The post (shown below) received more than 3,000 points (99% upvoted) and 30 comments.
You’re Watching Disney Channel refers to a popular catchphrase, “phrasal template” and parodies inspired by the Disney Channel’s mid-2000s bumpers and advertisements.
In the early 2000s, the Disney Channel began airing brief advertisement for the network, alerting the viewer what channel they were watching. In the ads (shown below), a Disney Channel star would say, “Hi, I’m X, and you’re watching the Disney Channel.” The actor would the draw the Disney Channel’s mouse ears logo with a wand as a CGI one would digitally be added to the video.
The earliest parody of the phrase occured on March 17th, 2009 by Twitter user @being_brianne. They tweeted (shown below) “Owen: I’m Owen Keene and you’re watching Disney Channel! Ailish: Yeah! Ailish Channel!”
On November 12th, 2012, The Meta Picture published a picture (shown below) of the Disney Channel bumper screen and logo with the caption “I’ve always wanted to say ’I’m _____ and you’re watching the Disney Channel.’”
On November 15th, 2016, Twitter user @hollylikeablvd tweeted several videos of outtakes of Disney Channel stars filming the commercials. The most popular featured Raven Samone (shown below). In less than one year, the post received more than 30,000 retweets and 40,000 likes.
Her face when they said "one more" @ 1:21💀 pic.twitter.com/648OnEBR1R— #JusticeForSexWithMe (@hollylikeablvd) November 15, 2016
Less than month later, on December 7th, Twitter user @memeprovider posted a picture of the template for the commercials with the caption “Hey, it’s my will to live and you’re watching Disney Channel.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 5,000 retweets and 12,000 likes in less than a year.
That day, Redditor Senor_Roscoe posted a parody of the commercials with musician Stevie Wonder, who happens to be blind. The picture shows Wonder standing and scribles where the mouse ears should be. The image is captioned “Hi, I’m Stevie Wonder, and you’re watching the Disney Channel.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 400 points (81% upvoted) and 15 comments.
On December 10th, Instagram user @BetaSalmon posted several variations of the meme. The first featured rapper Kanye West and the caption “HI MY NAME IS KANYEWESTAND I AM A GENIUS, AN ICON, A DRAGON, AND YOU’RE WATCHINGTHEKANYECHANNEL.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 4,000 likes in one year.
The second post featured First Lady Melania Trump and referenced her alleged plagiarism of former First Lady Michelle Obama. The post (shown below, center) had the caption “This is Michelle Obama and you’re watching the Disney Channel.” The post received more than 10,000 likes.
The final post featured Jerry Seinfeld and the caption “I’M JERRYSEINFELDAND WHAT’S THEDEALWITHTHEDISNEYCHANNEL? IS IT A NETWORK? IS IT AIRPLANEFOOD? I DON’T KNOW!” The post (shown below, right) received more than 3,000 likes.
Donald Trump Disinvites Warriors To White House refers to President Donald Trump withdrawing his invitation to the Golden State Warriors, who were champions of the 2016-2017 NBA Season, after learning their team’s star point guard, Steph Curry, was hesitant on accepting the invitation. Trump’s withdrawal breaks an American custom since the 1960s that a championship sports team from major sporting leagues visits the White House after their victory. The withdrawal prompted strong responses from NBA players against Trump.
On Friday, September 22nd, 2017, Warriors point guard clearly stated he did not want to go to the White House for the customary visit, saying I don’t want to go. That’s the nucleus of my belief. If it was just me, it would be a pretty short conversation." On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, Donald Trump tweeted “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
While it was initially unclear if Trump meant Curry’s invitation was withdrawn or the entire team’s, the Warriors later confirmed that the entire team’s invitation was withdrawn. They said they would instead use the time they intended to use for the visit to “celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion -- the values that we embrace as an organization.”
LeBron James “U Bum” Tweet
Several NBA players spoke against Trump’s comments. Most notably, NBA superstar LeBron James tweeted “U 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!”, gaining over 650,000 retweets and 1.4 million likes.
James also further elaborated on his tweet in a video for Uninterrupted (shown below).
"It’s not about dividing. We as American people need to come together even stronger.” --— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 23, 2017
KingJames</a> responds to <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">realDonaldTrump’s comments. pic.twitter.com/UHpzXpb42K
Kobe Bryant also came out with strong words against the President, saying "A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly “Make America Great Again”," gaining over 170,000 retweets and 359,000 likes (shown below).
Still, most media attention focused on James’ and Curry’s comments. Sports Illustrated said both players short and honest responses to Trump showed him “exactly what he deserves.” The New York Times gave a more straightforward report of the events, focusing on James’ tweet.
Sports Illustrated – LeBron James and Steph Curry Gave Trump the Respect He Deserves
The New York Times – Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’