The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors are now battling it out in the NBA Finals, but regardless of the outcome, the franchise's star players say that their teams will not visit the White House after the series is over.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star addressed Trump's decision to cancel a visit to the White House for the Philadelphia Eagles to celebrate their Super Bowl 52 victory, saying it was "typical" of Trump to take that type of action.
- Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 5, 2018LeBron on trump's disinvitation: "it's typical of him".
"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite". It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going [to the White House].
Warriors coach Steve Kerr, a frequent critic of Trump, said teams look forward to returning to the White House under a new leader.
The media had hoped to get him to comment on the controversy, given that Trump initially cited players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem as the reason for the cancellation.
The Warriors lead the NBA Finals 2-0 with Game 3 Wednesday night.
In the effort to ensure a high enough Wins Above Replacement rating for this ersatz White House sing-a-long, multiple interns from at least one federal agency were invited to the event shortly beforehand and attended, according to a source from the agency who wished to remain anonymous to avoid professional retribution.
Taking the podium next, Curry said, "I think I agree with 'Bron, I'm pretty sure the way we handled things previous year, we'll stay consistent with that". They are fighting for social justice. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to protest racism and more specifically the killing of black men by police. President Trump has balked at the idea of allowing players to say in the locker room.
"The White House, despite sensing a lack of good faith, nonetheless attempted to work with the Eagles over the weekend to change the event format that could accommodate a smaller group of players", the statement read in part.
Jenkins issued a lengthy statement on Twitter on Tuesday after the White House disinvited the Eagles from an event originally meant to honor the Super Bowl champions after the Eagles reportedly made a decision to send only a small contingent of players.