Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Trump Will Not Be Inviting NBA Champs To White House

Warriors and Cavs Refuse to Visit White House LeBron James & Steph Curry Don't Want Trump Invite
Sidney Guerrero | 10 June, 2018, 19:44

One attendee said all workers in the White House complex were invited to attend the event.

Trump issued his invitation and snub amid a divisive controversy that resulted in the Philadelphia Eagles, winners of the National Football League's Super Bowl this year, not making the trip to see the president that championship teams traditionally make.

LeBron James and Stephen Curry might have opposing goals this week in Cleveland, but they agree on one thing.

"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 continued. "If I invite you to my house and you don't want to come, that's on you". But it's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do.

"I think what you're seeing is- I think the athletes are showing patriotism. through their community service", Kerr told reporters.

Trump suggested he would be happy to host the Washington Capitals after the team's dramatic victory in the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday.

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A federal appeals court in Washington agreed and upheld another court order blocking the suspect's transfer to another country's custody.

Trump also said he won't invite potential National Basketball Association champs the San Francisco Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers to the White House - days after they said they wouldn't show up anyway.

Earlier this week, James said neither team would accept an invitation.

Kevin Durant agreed with LeBron and Steph, ESPN reported, quoting him as saying, "We get it at this point".

Last year, President Trump disinvited Curry and the Warriors after the Golden State superstar said he wouldn't go. 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).

Stephen Curry, who's LeBron's opposition on the court, is on board with him on the anti-Trump train.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away. "I mean, I'm not surprised", he said during a press conference, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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