Monday, 18 February, 2019

Trump says he will not invite National Basketball Association champs to White House

Kristopher Love | 10 June, 2018, 19:43

One attendee said all workers in the White House complex were invited to attend the event. When told of LeBron's comments, Curry said that he agreed players from either team won't want an invite.

Earlier this week, members of both National Basketball Association teams - and especially James - ripped Trump over his decision to disinvite the NFL's Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House.

"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway", James told reporters on Tuesday, via the Washington Post. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going", James said.

The tradition of championship teams visiting the White House has reached an abrupt stop as players and personnel voice their concerns about Donald Trump. It seemed to be a moot point, as LeBron James said Tuesday that neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept a visit. He said he expected the newly crowned National Hockey League champion Washington Capitals to attend but added, "if they don't want to be here, I don't want them". "But I'm really proud of people in this country who are recognizing what's happening and instead of turning this into a political game, they're just trying to do good deeds because that's what it takes". "But I think more importantly we shouldn't, as Americans and especially the people in Philadelphia, shouldn't let that news take away from what that unbelievable team did and accomplished. I mean, we'll see", Trump added, referring to the Washington Capitals, who won the NHL Stanley Cup Thursday night over the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Now, with the winners of the 2018 NBA Playoffs still up in the air, Trump is taking precaution by pre-disinviting whoever ends up being the championship team. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"

Even President Donald Trump's own economic team thinks the president's new trade policies are likely to hurt the USA economy. "It's a lot of people that believe that he's not for the people or doing things that's right by the people".

President Trump said Friday he won't be inviting the victor of the NBA Finals to the White House.

Like LeBron, Curry does not expect Trump to invite this year's champs to the White House.