Sports World Reacts to Pro-Trump Mob Breaching US Capitol

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Members of the sports world reacted Wednesday to a pro-Donald Trump mob storming and breaching the United States Capitol.

With Congress in session to count the electoral votes confirming Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, hundreds broke through barriers along the perimeter of the government building past police officers and into the Senate chambers, per

Several prominent athletes and coaches spoke out as the events unfolded:


Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry:


Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis:


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (Warning: language NSFW):


New Orleans Pelicans head coach Stan Van Gundy:


Former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade:


Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo:


Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal:


Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr:


Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers:


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman:


Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles:


Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson:


Oklahoma City Thunder guard George Hill (warning: contains profanity):


Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon:

World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe:


Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer:


Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love:


NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller:


Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks:


Baltimore Ravens receiver Dez Bryant and quarterback Robert Griffin III:


Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud:


Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce:


Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams:


Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry:


Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown:


Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon:


Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens:


Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale:


Former WNBA player Monique Currie:


New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty and safety Devin McCourty:


Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown:


New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon:


Former NFL punter Marquette King:


St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty:


Olympian Gwen Berry:


Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner:


NBA free agent Jamal Crawford:


Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges:


Former NBA player Lance Allred:


Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder:


Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons:


Chicago Bulls guard Garrett Temple: