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LeBron James said this afternoon that neither the Cavaliers nor the Warriors will visit the White House next year if they win. I'm not surprised. It's typical of him and, I don't know, I mean, I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyways.

"It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going", James said during an off-day news conference on Tuesday.

On Monday, the US President revoked an invite to the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles after it emerged just a small delegation from the team would be attending the White House.

Trump tweeted the Eagles didn't want to appear because he "insists they properly stand for the National Anthem" but no Eagles player ever took part in the anthem kneeling protest, started to raise awarenes of social injustice and police violence. After years of battling with the San Antonio Spurs dynasty, led by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and five-time National Basketball Association champion Tim Duncan, James now is facing arguably the best team in league history in the Golden State Warriors.

"I think that's powerful, being in this situation."
"Pretty much in the post-season since I returned a few years ago". Their role-players are usually strong in front of the home-crowd, and they will need all their contributions to bring the series back to 2-1 in Game 3 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning IST). In fact, only three teams have managed to extend a playoff series to seven games after falling behind 3-0 - the most recent being the 2003 Portland Trail Blazers, who managed to even their first-round Western Conference series against the Dallas Mavericks that year, after dropping the first three, before succumbing in Game Seven. Curry sounded proud of the Eagles players who decided not to go to the White House.

Curry agreed with James that the Warriors will not visit the White House if they are champions again. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up". The Warriors' home crowd further extended Smith's memory, sarcastically cheering for him whenever he got into the action with "MVP!" chants. "We get it at this point".

"When you have that attitude on the bench towards a guy who just messed up... remember you've still got to play in overtime. Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going". "Not only physically, but mentally, he's one of the toughest around and he doesn't take any flak from anybody so that gives me confidence to be myself", Thompson said.

James has been vocally critical of President Trump several times in the past.

"We look forward to the challenge". I've read a lot about their team.

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