Saturday, 23 June, 2018

National Basketball Association champion won't be invited to White House

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Rita Gibson | 10 June, 2018, 22:45

Acknowledging the unifying role that sports can play in a politically divided atmosphere, NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed disappointment at President Trump's decision to not invite the victor of the 2018 NBA Finals to the White House as had been tradition before Trump took office in 2017.

Stephen Curry of the Warriors and Lebron James of the Cavaliers both said their teams have no interest in a White House visit.

"I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry", Trump told reporters. "We'll see", Trump told reporters at the White House, naming other championship teams that have previously visited him.

"My attitude, if they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth, I'm here,"said Trump".

Mr. Trump earlier praised the Capitals in a post on Twitter, citing Alex Ovechkin, the team's Russian-born star, who a year ago started what he called a "social movement" called PutinTeam to support Russian President Vladimir Putin.

James had a lot more to say about Trump in 2018 after game 2, adding that the president's decision to rescind an invite to the Philadelphia Eagles was "typical of him".

"I don't feel you have to go to anybody's house if you don't want to", LaVar said.

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Also on Friday, Trump said he would look at pardon applications suggested by National Football League players who protested during the anthem.

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

More recently, the White House canceled an anticipated visit by the Philadelphia Eagles after the National Football League champions tried to reschedule and said they would "send only a tiny handful of representatives". "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" When the New England Patriots went previous year, half the team chose not to attend. Either way, this may not be the last we hear from LaVar on the topic of White House visits, especially if the Los Angeles Lakers are able to surround Lonzo Ball with premium talent this summer.

"I think as long as he is in office, the communication and things like that are going to continue to happen", James said.

Curry agreed with James, alluding to what his team did last season after winning the National Basketball Association title.

Essentially, the team just ignored Trump.

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