No matter which team wins this year’s NBA Finals, don’t expect to see them at the White House.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said that neither he or the Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry will visit President Donald Trump after the series is over.
“I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway,” James said at a press conference when asked about Trump’s recent decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House.
LeBron James addresses controversy over Pres. Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 5, 2018
Trump made his decision after a few Eagles players said they were not going to attend the White House celebration in honor of their Superbowl win.
Curry cosigned James’ statement telling ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, “I agree with ‘Bron.”
Championship winning NBA teams have visited the White House in the past, under President Barack Obama, who was a fan of the sport.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.