James and Curry said they expect that the winning team will not be visiting the White House. 'I'm pretty sure the way we handled things past year, [we will] kinda stay consistent with that, ' Curry said Tuesday when asked whether the Warriors would skip the visit should they win this time.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged the Washington Capitals to come to the White House to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, but said the victor of the National Basketball Association title would not be invited.
Whichever team wins the National Basketball Association championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House.More news: Nadal-del Potro, Thiem-Cecchinato in French Open semifinals
"It's typical of him, I'm not surprised..."
"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite, anyway", James said. It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going [to the White House].
"For them not to be invited playing our handsome game of basketball ... those women are unbelievable at doing it", he said.More news: Records tumble in White Ferns win
Like a year ago, Trump is taking the decision out of their hands. Even though Curry and James are now facing off the finals, both players agree that a visit is nothing short of unwanted and unnecessary.
Earlier this week President Trump drew fire after he canceled the Philadelphia Eagles' trip to Washington, D.C to celebrate the team's Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. "We all look forward to the day we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement". In response, Trump disinvited the team. We'll see." However, at least one Capitals player has said he'll be skipping: "Devante Smith-Pelly said he'll skip the visit because of his disagreements with Trump, according to The Hill. I think that's important. Afterward, Trump wasn't happy with the Warriors and went full petty on a Twitter rant that led to the Warriors being no longer invited to the White House.
Kerr was asked about the community service WNBA Champion team The Lynx are taking part of in Washington D.C. in the midst of Trump's ongoing feud with athletes. But we already knew the Warriors and the Cavaliers weren't going to go.More news: E3 2018: Watch the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey trailer, gameplay footage
"Let's not let that accomplishment of things that you will have for the rest of your life, and people will always call you a champion for the rest of your life, let's not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment", he continued. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"