Trump will not invite Warriors, Cavs to White House

Tanya Simon
June 11, 2018

After the majority of Philadelphia Eagles refused to visit The White House, Donald Trump disinvited the entire team.

Last year, LeBron called Trump a "bum" on Twitter when Trump called out Steph Curry for not wanting to go to the White House then. A new National Football League policy announced last month allows dissenting players to stay in the locker room during the anthem but Mr. Trump said "maybe they shouldn't be in the country".

In response to the Eagles news, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "That's typical of him. We're not going to invite either team", he said.

"I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated - friends of theirs or people that they know about - and I'm going to take a look at those applications", he said.

President Donald Trump took a parting shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Friday as he prepared to leave for the G-7 Summit in Canada. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going", James said on Tuesday.

"You know my attitude: If they want to be here (the White House) - it's the greatest place on Earth - I'm here", Trump said.

"I'm blown away by the irony of the Eagles being disinvited", Kerr said before Wednesday's Game 3 of the National Basketball Association finals.

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Trump said there is a chance that the Washington Capitals can come to the White House. It's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do.

"Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military", the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media Tuesday. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" He said, "I think we'll have the Caps, I mean, we'll see".

The 2018 Super Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, like the Warriors, were also not invited to the White House.

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Curry concurred with James, saying "I agree with 'Bron".

Curry at the time said he wanted his team to forego the White House visit as a protest against Trump and to "inspire" change.

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