Trump will not invite Warriors, Cavs to White House

Tim Dagit of Chester Springs Pa. holds up an Philadelphia Eagles jersey for quarterback Carson Wentz and an American flag during the

Tim Dagit of Chester Springs Pa. holds up an Philadelphia Eagles jersey for quarterback Carson Wentz and an American flag during the"Celebration of America event on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday

"We're not going to invite either team", he said, referring to two players of each team, Warriors Stephen Curry and Cavalier LeBron James.

Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant said they agreed with James. "We're not going to invite either team", Trump told reporters before leaving to attend the G7 Summit in Canada.

Last September, Trump withdrew an invitation to the Warriors after they beat Cleveland in last year's final following remarks from Curry saying he didn't want to attend.

President Donald Trump doesn't plan on inviting the 2018 National Basketball Association champion to the White House, regardless of who wins the title. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going", James said on Tuesday. "Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going".

"I'm pretty sure the way we handled things a year ago, we'll stay consistent with that", Curry adding, alluding to the fact Golden State was set to decline before Trump took the offer off the table.

Trump said he would ask athletes to give him names of people who they feel have been treated unfairly by the criminal justice system and he would consider pardoning them or commuting their sentences. "It's a cowardly act to cancel the celebration because the majority of the people don't want to see you", tweeted wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Eagles last season. After all, they didn't visit Trump last season either. In response, Trump disinvited the team. "It [an invitation] hasn't come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up".

Now, with the winners of the 2018 NBA Playoffs still up in the air, Trump is taking precaution by pre-disinviting whoever ends up being the championship team.

According to ESPN, the tradition of championship teams visiting the White House dates back to 1924, when Calvin Coolidge invited the World Series-winning Washington Senators.

The Minnesota Lynx also weren't invited to the White House, but they instead committed to a day of service, giving out shoes to a school in need in the D.C. area. Earlier this week, the White House canceled a ceremony with the defending National Football League champions Philadelphia Eagles.

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