"We shouldn't let that news take away from what that unbelievable team did and accomplished, what all those players did to sacrifice throughout each and every Sunday, going out and playing the style of football that they played and winning a Super Bowl the way they won it", he 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. 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.
"I think what you're seeing is, I think the athletes are showing patriotism through their community service", he said, alluding to the good deeds athletes do when they're away from the field.
Additionally, Trump never extended a White House invite to the 2017 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx.
In this instance, James came to the defense of Curry and the Warriors.
Kerr's last comment was in reference to the military celebration Trump held at the White House Tuesday afternoon in lieu of the Eagles event.
US President Donald Trump hosts a "patriotism" event at the White House after cancelling the traditional National Football League celebration.
"I just remember I had inside position for the rebound on John Stockton, Kerr said following shootaround Thursday".
The Warriors won last year's title but Trump revoked their invitation after one of their star players, Stephen Curry, said he would vote against visiting Trump. "It's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
Before the team made an official decision, Trump announced they weren't welcome. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"