National Basketball Association champion won't be invited to White House

National Basketball Association champion won't be invited to White House

National Basketball Association champion won't be invited to White House

The announcement follows the news that Trump had disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the traditional post-championship White House visit because some of their players have not stood for the national anthem. He said he expected the newly crowned National Hockey League champion Washington Capitals to attend but added, "if they don't want to be here, I don't want them".

Last year, he withdrew an invitation to the National Basketball Association champion Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.

He pointed out that many other professional champion teams went to the White House, specifically pointing out Clemson University and the University of Alabama, who went to celebrate their college football championships.

"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.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that United States President Donald Trump announcing he won't invite the 2018 NBA Finals victor to the White House causes "a bit of resignation that this is where we find ourselves".

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

Golden State Warriors forward David West told reporters that a lot was going on behind the scenes that will stun fans when news comes out, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated. "I mean, we'll see", Trump said.

Trump issued his invitation to the National Hockey League champions and NBA snub following a divisive controversy that resulted on Tuesday in the National Football League's Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles not making the trip to see the president, a long-standing tradition of USA collegiate and professional championship teams.

Earlier this week, James said neither team would accept an invitation. "I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them", he said. And Kerr's profound statements all speak rightfully against the divisiveness being perpetrated by President Donald Trump. The move prompted a tweet from James, who wrote "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! We had the Pittsburgh Penguins previous year".

The Minnesota Lynx, the reigning WNBA champions, did not receive an invitation to the White House and instead spent a day performing community service in Washington this week. His teammate, Kevin Durant, also spoke about the Eagles' move before as well.

"When someone says they don't want to come to the White House, he disinvites them so the photo op doesn't look bad", he said.

"I just remember I had inside position for the rebound on John Stockton, Kerr said following shootaround Thursday". We get it at this point.

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