Donald Trump says he won’t invite NBA champions to White House


The president told reporters that he wont be inviting the winner of this years NBA finals to the White House whether its the Warriors or the Cavaliers

Whichever team wins the NBA championship, US president Donald Trump says he won’t be inviting them to the White House.

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors have both said their teams have no interest in a visit.

“I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway,” James said Tuesday. “So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

Trump told reporters on Friday: “I didn’t invite LeBron James, and I didn’t invite Steph Curry. We’re not going to invite either team.”

Trump canceled a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl win after most of the players decided they’d skip it.

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But Trump said he’d be happy to host the Washington Capitals, who just won the Stanley Cup.

He said: “If they want to be here, it’s the greatest place on Earth. I’m here. If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.”

The Warriors are widely expected to prevail in the NBA finals after opening a three-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven-games championship series.

Golden State also won last year but didn’t visit the White House – breaking with a tradition dating back to the Reagan years – after Trump withdrew an invitation after Warriors star Steph Curry told reporters he planned to vote no when the players came together to decide whether to visit Trump.

The Warriors could “inspire some change” and “send a statement” by snubbing the president, Curry said.

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