LeBron James: Whoever wins National Basketball Association championship won't want White House invite

NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

LeBron James has said that no matter who wins this year's National Basketball Association final, neither his Cavaliers or the Warriors will be accepting an invite to the White House from Donald Trump.

Earlier this week, the White House cancelled their planned celebration hosting the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, along with "more than 1,000 Eagles fans".

"It's typical of him, I'm not surprised", said James on Tuesday. "But it's typical of him", James said.

"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite [to the White House]", the Cavaliers star said Tuesday. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going".

"I think what you're seeing is- I think the athletes are showing patriotism. through their community service", Kerr told reporters. Trump cited low Eagles turnout and the new NFL policy that requires players to stand on the field during the national anthem but also gives them a choice to stay in the locker room.

The Warriors, last year's National Basketball Association champs, were not invited to the White House, a moot point since they said they would not go if invited.

Jenkins' comments come two days after the White House announced Monday night that the Eagles had been disinvited from a Super Bowl celebration hours before it was to take place. They are not planning to visit the White House if they can close out the series and win their second straight National Basketball Association title.

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On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.

Trump has battled the National Football League over the USFL, players, a coach, ownership of a team, safety issues, Deflategate, and social injustice protests.

Taking the podium next, Curry said, "I think I agree with 'Bron, I'm pretty sure the way we handled things a year ago, we'll stay consistent with that".

"Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military".

Safety Malcolm Jenkins, perhaps the most visible leader in the players' protest against racial injustice, spends his off time riding along with police officers, visiting prisons and meeting with public defenders and lawmakers.

The NFL Network initially reported the Eagles planned to send a small contingent of players and officials for the celebration, since numerous players did not wish to go.

"The White House, despite sensing a lack of good faith, nonetheless attempted to work with the Eagles over the weekend to change the event format that could accommodate a smaller group of players", the statement read in part.

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