Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry have been battling in the NBA Finals, but both stars agreed on Tuesday that whichever team wins the championship will skip the traditional White House visit to celebrate with U.S. President Donald Trump. "I'm not suprised. Typical of him".
The biggest reason that seems unlikely: we have no idea whether LeBron James will return to the Cavs this offseason.
"The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow", Trump said in a statement. ". I don't know where they will fall in my book, but they will have a nice chapter".
"I was kind of a little bit still in shock of what was going on at that point in time", James said. Some Warriors said they would not attend a White House ceremony a year ago, shortly after Golden State won the NBA Finals. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going". I think I've played solidly here. Pretty sure the way we handled things past year, kind of stay consistent with that. Baseball's 2004 Boston Red Sox, who came back to defeat the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, are the lone non-hockey team to manage the feat.
"It's a tie between MJ and Kob", Durant said. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up". LeBron added no one who wins this series wants to go to the White House either. You know, instead of acknowledging that the kneeling national anthem protests are a political statement against police brutality targeted towards young people of color.
Trump has been wrung through the wringer by pro-athletes accusing the President of racial bias and of deliberately portraying them as anti-military; a battle-hardened right-wing tactic to make the issue about literally anything else than what it's really about. Acquired from Utah at the trade deadline, Hood has played just seven minutes in the Cavs' last seven playoff games. The Cavaliers just weren't connected defensively and it allowed the Warriors to get going early with McGee in the first quarter, but to their credit, they were able to weather the storm of the third quarter to give themselves half a chance in the fourth.