Donald Trump Disinvites Both 2018 NBA Finals Teams

President Donald Trump told reporters Friday morning that he will not invite the Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors to visit the White House following the conclusion of this year's NBA Finals.

This news comes after LeBron James said that neither the Cavs nor Warriors would attend a trip to the White House after Trump canceled the Eagles' visit.

In a similar situation past year, Trump uninvited the Warriors from visiting the White House after Curry and other prominent members of the team said they weren't interested in attending a ceremony.

Trump also said he won't invite potential National Basketball Association champs the San Francisco Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers to the White House - days after they said they wouldn't show up anyway.

"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite, anyway", James said.

The Warriors clinched back-to-back championships Friday night by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85, completing a four-game sweep in the NBA Finals.

Some members of the Eagles had not planned to attend, prompting Trump's withdrawal of the traditional invite for the Super Bowl winners.

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On Tuesday, LeBron James said neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept a visit as a victor of the NBA Finals. We'll see. You know, my attitude is if they want to be here, the greatest place on Earth, I'm here. But it's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. So therefore ain't no invite. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going", James said on Tuesday.

Stephen Curry, who's LeBron's opposition on the court, is on board with him on the anti-Trump train.

"Listen we have a lot of freedom in our country". I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me-because that's what they're protesting-people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system...

In addition to channeling the dead, Trump channeled monarchs of yore, referring to himself in the third person: "The Philadelphia Eagles ... disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military", the man who received five draft deferments said in a written statement.

Later that day, Warriors point guard Steph Curry said he agreed with James. "I mean, I'm not surprised", he said during a press conference, according to the Chicago Tribune.

However, Trump invited the Washington Capitals - a predominately white team - to the White House after the hockey team won the Stanley Cup, but he reneged an offer to the WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx, reports USA Today.

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