NBA Champions Not Invited To White House

Trump expects to welcome the Capitals to the White House

Trump expects to welcome the Capitals to the White House

President Donald Trump said Friday that the victor of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers will not be invited to the White House for a visit.

"No, I didn't invite Lebron James and I didn't invite Steph Curry".

According to ESPN.com, Trump said, "We're not going to invite either team".

Curry raised Trump's ire previous year when he said he wouldn't go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors.

"Championship teams, not just in our sport, but in other sports aren't getting to celebrate in that way, something that has historically been apolitical in Washington, but I have to put it in the greater context of where we find our country", Silver said. James told members of the media, "It's typical of (Trump); I'm not surprised". Last fall, James called the president a bum on Twitter, sticking up for Curry, who had said that if it were up to him, the Warriors would skip meeting Trump after last year's championship win against the Cavaliers.

"Congratulations to the Washington Capitals on their GREAT play and winning the Stanley Cup Championship". When told of LeBron's comments, Curry said that he agreed players from either team won't want an invite.

Kerr used the WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx, as another example of athletes showing their patriotism through work in the community. Most recently, LeBron James spoke on Trump dis-inviting the Eagles. "It's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for".

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The last time an National Basketball Association championship-winning team visited the White House came in 2016, when James and the Cavs attended while Barack Obama was still in office.

"When somebody says they don't want to come to the White House, he disinvites them".

"I think we'll have the Caps", Trump said.

Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments a year ago and Trump's subsequent revoking of the Warriors' invitation. "I was going to go up and get the tip".

Warriors star Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr had also made it quite clear their dislike for the president.

Earlier this week, both James and Curry said they were not expecting an invitation this year. "Let's not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment..."

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