- LeBron James said neither the Cleveland Cavaliers nor Golden State Warriors would visit the White House if they win the NBA Finals.
- James’ comments came after U.S. President Donald Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House when several players were not planning to attend.
- James called Trump’s actions “typical of him.”
LeBron James on Tuesday said the winner of the NBA Finals wouldn’t be going to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.
The comment came after the White House disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from attending the traditional championship ceremony after many players were planning to attend.
“I mean, I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite, anyways, so,” James said. “It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
When James was asked about the Eagles being disinvited, he said it was “typical” of Trump’s behaviour.
James has been critical of Trump throughout Trump’s presidency. After the Warriors were unsure of visiting the White House last year, Trump also disinvited them. James responded by calling Trump a “bum” and saying Stephen Curry wasn’t going anyway.
During the kickoff of the 2017-18 season, James spoke at length about Trump’s presidency and election, saying he doesn’t think people who voted for Trump were educated.
In a video on Uninterrupted, James said Trump doesn’t “give a f— about the people,” drawing criticism from some conservatives, most notably Laura Ingraham of Fox News.
James on Tuesday continued these stances.
“It’s a lot of things we believe in as Americans that we don’t feel that he’s for,” James said of Trump. “There’s a lot of people that feel that he’s not for the people, or doing things that’s right by the people.”
On Tuesday, Stephen Curry also supported James’ stance.
“I agree with ‘Bron,” Curry said. “Pretty sure the way we handled things last year, we’ll kinda stay consistent with that.”
Watch James’ comments below:
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