Lebron James and Steph Curry declining Trump’s White House invite in advance of championship is all of us
Stephen Curry and LeBron James might be warring on the court during the NBA finals, but they are standing in solidarity on one important issue.
Both apparently agree that no matter which team wins, neither one intends to pay President Trump a White House visit.
Ain’t nobody got time for Trump’s petty antics.
“I know regardless of who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway,” James said Tuesday, as quoted by ESPN’s Mark Jones. “It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
“I agree with ‘Bron,” said Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
And the WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx are so unbothered by President Trump’s refusal to even invite their team to the White House after their victory, the champions decided to serve the Washington D.C community by doing charitable work.
The Lynx players will partner with the nonprofit organization, Samaritan’s Feet Shoes of Hope Distribution. Together they will give shoes to deserving children, as an offshoot to their victorious WNBA win. The event will take place at Payne Elementary, the team said in a press release.
Trump has sparked the ire of many notable athletes after he claimed NFL players were dishonoring the flag during the National Anthem by kneeling.
Trump drew heavy criticism again this week for uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win and instead threw a Celebration of America event where some white attendees kneeled and protested and even heckled him.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, has also been a critic of Trump and told Newsday: “It will be nice when things get back to normal in three years.”
The Trump administration has added the WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx to a growing list of uninvited sports champions he doesn’t want to welcome to the White House because he believes they disagree him.
James didn’t mince words on Tuesday when he also criticized Trump for not inviting the WNBA team.
“For them not to be invited playing our beautiful game of basketball … those women are unbelievable at doing it,” he said.
Last year Trump uninvited the Golden State Warriors after Curry sad he wasn’t going anyway.
In response Trump tweeted his hurt feelings:
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating; therefore, invitation is withdrawn!”
At that time, James showed support of his rival too in an epic clapback tweeting:
“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!”