"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway", James told reporters on Tuesday. "But I think more importantly, as Americans, and especially people in Philadelphia, we shouldn't let that news take away from what that unbelievable team did to sacrifice throughout each and every Sunday". The way we handled things previous year, we would stay consistent with that.
The NBA star has previously criticized Trump, calling him a "bum" previous year after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from the White House after Curry said he didn't want to go.
Both spoke a day after Trump revoked an invitation to the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House amid reports fewer than 10 players would take part in the traditional trip to celebrate a major United States sports crown.
The Warriors opened up a 2-0 lead after back-to-back opening wins at home to take a giant stride towards a third crown in four years in what is their fourth straight finals meeting with the Cavaliers.
Last year, Trump cancelled the routine presidential visit after Golden State won a second National Basketball Association title in three years but LeBron suggested the President won't have to go that far this time as neither the Cavs nor the Warriors want to attend anyway.
It's unsurprising then that many people believe LeBron will leave the Cavs this summer, which might be one of the main reasons why they haven't shown him in a jersey on the cover in their reveal. "They might have been deflated, and they came back and won, so we're expecting another great effort from them", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
The victor of the NBA Finals, Super Bowl and other league championships conventionally receive invitations to the White House to meet the president. "It was just like, 'Why wouldn't we?"
"No matter what's going on in the series, you change venues and you have to re-assert your dominance and try to find that momentum", Curry said. Iggy is a 13-year veteran, an All-Star, a two-time NBA champion and former NBA Finals MVP. "So you got that going on".
"We know how Cleveland plays here, with a lot of energy and force", Steph Curry said.