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NBA Finals champion won't receive invite to the White House

LeBron James has already said on Tuesday that neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept an invite as NBA Finals winners.


Kahron Spearman


It appears the feeling is mutual between the players and the White House.

 

President Donald Trump informed reporters on Friday morning that "we're not going to invite either team," suggesting both the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, for the customary winner's visit to the White House.

 

The news comes on the heels of Trump's disinviting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

I didn't invite LeBron James and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team, but we have other teams that are coming.

Donald Trump
President of the United States

LeBron James has already said on Tuesday that neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept an invite as NBA Finals winners.

 

"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going," James said.

 

Both Warriors superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant concurred with James.

In the same media session, Trump addressed NFL players and the national anthem and stated he would consider pardon applications submitted by players participating in anthem protests.

 

"I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated -- friends of theirs or people that they know about -- and I'm going to take a look at those applications," he said. "And if I find, and my committee finds, that they're unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out."

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