LeBron James: Warriors, Cavs Winner Won't Want Donald Trump White House Invite

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James said Tuesday that neither the Cavs nor the Golden State Warriors, their 2018 NBA Finals opponent, are interested in visiting United States President Donald Trump at the White House, regardless of who wins the title.

James made his comments after the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles had their invitation to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. revoked Monday.

"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite," the four-time NBA MVP said during a press conference.

Warriors standout Stephen Curry backed up that assessment of the situation.

"I agree with Bron," he told reporters Tuesday. "Pretty sure the way we handled things last year, we'd stay consistent with that."

Here's a look at some more responses from Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and forward Draymond Green:

Sports Illustrated @SInow

Steve Kerr on Trump: "It's not surprising. The President has made it pretty clear he's gonna try to divide all of us in this country for political gain." https://t.co/WFCM9lpFiH

AJ Neuharth-Keusch @tweetAJNK

Draymond on White House visits: “Maybe it’s just a tradition that needs to stop if everybody’s going to be disinvited.” https://t.co/bthylW4WnQ

Sports Illustrated passed along additional remarks from James about the Minnesota Lynx, who never received an invite after winning the WNBA championship in October:

Sports Illustrated @SInow

LeBron on the Minnesota Lynx not being invited to the White House after their WNBA championship: "It's laughable at this point." https://t.co/PcnxLS7476

The White House announced Tuesday the decision to alter the event came after the Eagles could only commit to a "tiny handful of representatives" showing up while trying to reschedule.

In September, Trump withdrew an invitation to the Warriors to celebrate their 2017 title at the White House after Curry wouldn't confirm a commitment.

That led to a Twitter post from James that went viral:

LeBron James @KingJames

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!

The 33-year-old Ohio native has remained a vocal critic of Trump, including pointed comments in an Uninterrupted video earlier this year (via Tom Schad of USA Today).

"The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person, is someone who doesn't understand the people," James said of Trump. "And really don't give a (expletive) about the people."

Golden State leads the Finals 2-0 after winning both games at home to start the series. The battle for the Larry O'Brien Trophy shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday night.