LeBron James and Stephen Curry made it clear earlier this week that no matter who wins the NBA championship this year, neither team would be making the traditional White House visit. President Trump said Friday morning that neither James’ Cleveland Cavaliers nor Curry’s Golden State Warriors would be invited anyway.
“I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team,” Trump told reporters before leaving for the G-7 summit in Canada.
Last year, Trump rescinded an invitation to the 2017 NBA champion Warriors after Curry and others indicated they wouldn’t be attending, prompting a classic response from James on Twitter: “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
“It's typical of him,” James said of Trump. “I don't know. I mean, I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won't be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
Curry added: “But I think I agree with Bron. Pretty sure the way we handled things last year, kind of stay consistent with that.”
Speaking to reporters Friday morning, Trump listed championship teams that have visited the White House during his presidency and indicated that the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals also are likely to receive an invite.