Warriors, Cavaliers say they're not going to White House

Lynette Rowe
June 8, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James said Tuesday neither his team nor the Golden State Warriors would visit the White House if they won the NBA Finals this season.

LeBron James on Tuesday was asked to comment on President Trump's decision to call off the Philadelphia Eagles' White House visit.

- Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 5, 2018LeBron on trump's disinvitation: "it's typical of him".

"I know regardless of who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway", James told reporters Tuesday. "I think we all look forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds". "Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going".

Defensive end Chris Long, who boycotted last year's White House visit with the Patriots, said he planned to sit out this year as well.

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Jenkins said he does not view the proposed sit-down with the president as an opportunity lost, saying most inroads concerning the issues he's fighting for are made at the local level. "It's unfortunate but we all have to do what we have to do and the Eagles fall right into that". Instead of honoring the first-time Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, Trump disinvited the team and transformed the event into a broader celebration of patriotism.

"I hope to be in that situation and win two more games where we win a championship and obviously know what comes with that", said Curry, whose Warriors lead James' Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. "Pretty sure the way we handled things a year ago, kinda stay consistent with that".

James, who is facing the Warriors in the finals, told reporters that the victor of the series would not be going to the White House. So yeah, some Eagles raised their fists in protest during the anthem previous year - but how can everyone not love these guys?

"And so for us, it's just continuing to do the work, continuing to share our message to those who actually even want to hear it, to stay on topic and not really get into arguments about what's right, what's wrong - 'cause those are all excuses for people to not listen to you".

Kerr said it's important to be clear upon the players reasons for kneeling. In an earlier post, he said the President was spreading "the false narrative that players are anti-military".

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