Trump says NBA champs won't get invite, but Capitals might

  • Trump says NBA champs won't get invite, but Capitals might

Trump says NBA champs won't get invite, but Capitals might

Earlier this week, members of both National Basketball Association teams - and especially James - ripped Trump over his decision to disinvite the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and made it clear the eventual National Basketball Association champion wouldn't be going to the White House, either.

"I didn't invite LeBron James and I didn't invite Steph Curry", Trump told reporters Friday morning.

I know a guy from the Eagles, wide receiver who played on the Super Bowl-winning team a year ago, and he broke it down pretty verbatim of how his process went with his discussions with his teammates and how he wanted to keep the focus on what the conversation should be and not the anthem and not Trump's policies and how he's been overshadowing the National Football League and all that type of stuff.

Similarly, Curry said: "I agree with 'Bron. We're not going to invite either team", the president said, hours before Friday's game.

"I think what you're seeing is, I think the athletes are showing patriotism through their community service", he said, alluding to the good deeds athletes do when they're away from the field.

Last year, President Trump disinvited Curry and the Warriors after the Golden State superstar said he wouldn't go.

"It's typical of him, I'm not surprised..."

"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants to be invited anyway", he continued.

Earlier this week, James said neither team would accept an invitation.

"I mean, we'll see", Trump added, referring to the Washington Capitals, who won the NHL Stanley Cup Thursday night over the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Like LeBron, Curry does not expect Trump to invite this year's champs to the White House.

Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

James' comments came amid the flap involving the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles, who did not make a White House trip this year.

Steph Curry and the Golden Warriors don't want to visit the White House when they win their second consecutive year.

The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles' planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation. "I'm here", Trump said.