In what will surely spark another "shut up and dribble" explosion of ignorance, LeBron James told a group of reporters this morning that regardless of who wins the NBA Finals, "no one wants an invite" to visit Donald Trump at the White House.
The Eagles, much like the Warriors, were unlikely to visit the White House, as customary - but Donald Trump made a decision to rescind the invitation after only a handful of individuals ("two to three players, the owner, and the mascot") had RSVP'd to the invite.
"I'm not surprised", James said of Trump's behavior.
- Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 5, 2018LeBron on trump's disinvitation: "it's typical of him".
James and the Cavaliers are now down 0-2 in their best-of-seven series against the Golden State Warriors. "There's men of faith in this locker room, there's men who serve their communities, men who have a lot to give back to people with a lot less, and they don't have to do that at all". It's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for.
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The Cavaliers had been 8-1 at home in the playoffs with eight wins in a row since losing their first-round opener to Indiana. For much of the NBA's history, what any individual player has said during the Finals hasn't necessarily been a big deal.
In a statement released Tuesday, the White House cited "a lack of good faith" by the Eagles during discussions about the scheduled event, but Brewer cited the example of star quarterback Tom Brady, skipping the New England Patriots White House visit for non-political reasons.
Curry responded to James' comments on Tuesday, saying that he agreed with the Cavaliers star: "I think the way we handled things previous year, (we're hoping to) stay consistent with that".
Warriors coach Steve Kerr added to James' comments. The last National Basketball Association team to attend the White House visit was the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, when Barack Obama was still president. 'But I think more importantly we shouldn't, as Americans and especially the people in Philadelphia shouldn't let that news take away from what that unbelievable team did and accomplished.
The Eagles safety never knelt during the anthem, but raised his fist throughout much of last season. But it may also be that a large number of players simply weren't going to show up. It would be no surprise if he rescinded the invite to either team before the series even came to an end.