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'He's gotta go': Former Suns forward Dudley criticizes Trump after LeBron tweet

Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 00:57:26-04

Former Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley said President Trump has "gotta go" following Trump's derogatory tweet about LeBron James and CNN anchor Don Lemon on Friday.

"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!" Trump tweeted Friday night.

Later on Friday night, Dudley quoted Trump's tweet and added, "He's gotta go!" 

Dudley, who was traded by the Suns to the Brooklyn Nets last month, then responded to fans critical of his tweet about Trump.

The 33-year-old Dudley has had two stints with the Suns, from 2009-13 and 2016-18. He averaged 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game with the Suns and shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range.

Dudley has never been shy about sharing his opinions on Twitter. Earlier this year, he stuck up for then-teammate Devin Booker following criticism from an opponent.