Donald Trump says he will not invite NBA champions to White House

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C

Whoever wins the NBA Finals, no-one's going to the White House - LeBron, Curry

After the majority of Philadelphia Eagles refused to visit The White House, Donald Trump disinvited the entire team.

At a news conference on Tuesday, James told reporters, "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway".

That's good because on Friday President Donald Trump made it clear he doesn't want them there either.

Curry is referencing last year's controversy when the Warriors declined an invitation the White House. Afterward, Trump wasn't happy with the Warriors and went full petty on a Twitter rant that led to the Warriors being no longer invited to the White House.

"My attitude, if they want to be here, it's the greatest place on earth".

Silver spoke about the topic during an interview with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith ahead of Game 4 of the Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

"It's typical of him, I'm not surprised... We're not going to invite either team", Trump told reporters before departing for Canada, where he will participate in the G7 Summit.

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President Donald Trump signs an act in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 06, 2018. On Thursday, Putin called the tariffs "sanctions" on Canada.


Trump on Monday abruptly canceled the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House, claiming it had to do with the NFL protests during the playing of the national anthem.

The president held "A Celebration of America" event instead.

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

"I didn't invite them".

But those visits have been less frequent since President Trump took office. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" The move prompted a tweet from James, who wrote "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!"

Trump said there is a chance that the Washington Capitals can come to the White House. His teammate, Kevin Durant, also spoke about the Eagles' move before as well.

That said, dictatorships such as Saudi Arabia have succeeded in flattering Trump and getting something in return - largely because they can offer him material rewards in addition to kind words.

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