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LeBron James: Whoever wins National Basketball Association championship won't want White House invite

LeBron James: Whoever wins National Basketball Association championship won't want White House invite

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that his reaction to President Donald Trump's announcement that the National Basketball Association champion will not be invited to the White House "is one of sadness".

In 2017, the Warriors won the NBA Championship and drew Trump's fury after Curry and other Warriors players said that they would not make the trip to the White House.

Leading players Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said earlier this week they would skip a White House visit if their team wins the finals, saying no one wanted to be invited.

"It's typical of him, I'm not surprised..." "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway". When the Golden State Warriors won the championship last year, he denied the invitation to go last year. He said that there is more to the conversation than just disagreeing with Trump and his policies, including how some National Football League players are continuing to kneel for the anthem.

"You've got to do what's in the best interest of your team", Curry said.

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What exactly did LeBron James say about Trump? 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.

When told about James' comment, Curry agreed with his opponent's sentiment.

After the majority of Philadelphia Eagles refused to visit The White House, Donald Trump disinvited the entire team. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" It seems if Trump thinks a team is going to outshow him by not showing up, he just decides to uninvite them, as to not embarrass himself. He told reporters today that he might pardon Muhammad Ali (whose 1967 draft evasion conviction was already overturned, in 1971, by the U.S. Supreme Court).

The tradition of championship sports teams visiting the White House after their victory has been going on for a century, give or take, beginning with the World Series champion Washington Senators visiting Calvin Coolidge in 1924.