On Tuesday, basketball stars Lebron James and Stephen Curry of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors stated that regardless of who wins the NBA finals, neither of their teams would want to visit the White House. "I know whoever wins this series, us or Golden State, no one wants an invite". The move prompted a tweet from James, who wrote "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!"
Trump canceled the Eagles' visit after the team tried to reschedule at the last minute and because only a handful of players and staff were planning to attend. It seemed to be a moot point, as LeBron James said Tuesday that neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept a visit.
"My attitude, if they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth, I'm here,"said Trump".
"I didn't invite them". So therefore ain't no invite.
The Minnesota Lynx also weren't invited to the White House, but they instead committed to a day of service, giving out shoes to a school in need in the D.C. area.
"Congratulations to the Washington Capitals on their GREAT play and winning the Stanley Cup Championship". So Trump, to spare himself the snub, disinvited the team because, he said, they disagree with him about standing for the national anthem - even though all members of the Eagles stood for the anthem all season long.
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James' comments came amid the flap involving the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles, who did not make a White House trip this year.
Earlier this week, both James and Curry said they were not expecting an invitation this year. "It's a lot of people that believe that he's not for the people or doing things that's right by the people".
While he hailed the NFL's new anthem policy last week, today he takes issue with players having the option to stay in the locker room when the "Star Spangled Banner" plays.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged the Washington Capitals to come to the White House to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship but said the victor of the National Basketball Association title would not be invited. He said: "I think we'll have the Caps".
The result was one of the oddest White House events in memory.
"I agree with 'Bron", said Warriors guard Stephen Curry.