Warriors, Cavaliers say they're not going to White House

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena

LeBron James: Winner of NBA finals won’t be going to the White House

The biggest names in the NBA Finals said they were not surprised that President Donald Trump uninvited the Super Bowl champion Eagles to the White House.

James called the decision by Trump "typical of him".

- Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 5, 2018LeBron on trump's disinvitation: "it's typical of him".

"No one wants the invite anyway", James told reporters Tuesday.

LeBron also stated that neither the Cavs nor Warriors would go to the White House following this year's National Basketball Association championship, prompting Golden State point guard Stephen Curry to agree. "I think we all look forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds".

James also said that the WNBA Minnesota Lynx not even receiving an invitation to the White House was "laughable".

After the Warriors beat Cleveland in the 2017 Finals, Warriors star Stephen Curry decided he would not attend the White House Ceremony.

Jenkins' comments come two days after the White House announced Monday night that the Eagles had been disinvited from a Super Bowl celebration hours before it was to take place.

On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.

Defensive end Chris Long, who boycotted last year's White House visit with the Patriots, said he planned to sit out this year as well.

Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments past year and Trump's subsequent revoking of the Warriors' invitation.

With criticism mounting throughout the morning Tuesday, the White House issued a statement defending its decision because Eagles players had "abandoned" their fans. "The way we handled things previous year, we'd stay consistent with that".

No Eagles sat or knelt during the National Anthem during the last NFL season, although some did protest by raising their fists.

The NFL Network initially reported the Eagles planned to send a small contingent of players and officials for the celebration, since numerous players did not wish to go.

Trump, who has equated the protest with disrespect of flag and nation, said last September that any protesting "son of a bitch" should be fired and added recently "maybe you shouldn't be in the country". "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up".

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