Trump Won't invite NBA Champions To White House
WASHINGTON - Ahead of the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship sweep Friday night, President Trump said he won't be inviting them to the White House.
"I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team," Mr. Trump told reporters on Friday.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors have both said their teams have no interest in a visit. "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going," James said ahead of Game 3 on Wednesday.
Last year, Mr. Trump tweeted he had disinvited the Warriors from the White House after Curry was "hesitating." But James tweeted back at Mr. Trump "U Bum: @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" James' tweet was the seventh-most retweeted tweet of 2017, according to Twitter.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Earlier this week, the president canceled a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl win after most of the players decided they'd skip it.
But Mr. Trump said he'd be happy to host the Washington Capitals, who just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in the club's 44-year history.
He said: "If they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth. I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."
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