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Adam Silver: 'Saddens Me' NBA Champion Won't Be Invited to White House

10 June, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C

The last National Basketball Association team to attend the White House visit was the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, when Barack Obama was still president.

On Tuesday, LeBron James said neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept a visit as a victor of the NBA Finals.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team", the president tweeted in September.

"That was one of the great memories for me in my career", Kerr said.

Last year, President Trump disinvited Curry and the Warriors after the Golden State superstar said he wouldn't go. "I'm not surprised... I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants to invite anybody".

Golden State Warriors forward David West told reporters that a lot was going on behind the scenes that will stun fans when news comes out, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated.

In the meantime, Game 4 of the NBA Finals tips off tonight. It seems if Trump thinks a team is going to outshow him by not showing up, he just decides to uninvite them, as to not embarrass himself.

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Earlier this week President Trump drew fire after he canceled the Philadelphia Eagles' trip to Washington, D.C to celebrate the team's Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

"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 on Tuesday (NZT Wednesday).

So I want to give him full credit when his team beats the Cleveland Cavaliers for another league championship.

President Donald Trump has angered traditional American allies by slapping them with tariffs and pulling the United States out of worldwide agreements such as the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump said Friday that the Washington Capitals, who clinched the Stanley Cup on Thursday night, are likely to be invited.

Curry at the time said he wanted his team to forego the White House visit as a protest against Trump and to "inspire" change. "Let's not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment..." Trump even said Friday he is considering posthumously pardoning boxer Muhammad Ali - unnecessary, considering the Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1971.

"What patriotism is is helping your fellow citizen and whether it's what [NBA player Kevin Durant is] doing or what we did when we visited Washington or what the Lynx are doing today, that's what patriotism is about".

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