Have you ever been invited to a friend’s birthday party but you weren’t able to go? Once they heard you couldn’t go, they would then say, “you weren’t invited anyway?”
President Donald Trump withdrew his invitation to the Golden State Warriors and guard Steph Curry to visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA championship. Trump said Curry was “hesitating.”
Curry received support from fellow NBA players including four-time MVP Lebron James, who denounced Trump’s taken-back invitation in his most retweeted post ever.
Golden State’s statement:
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant:
Golden State power forward and teammate Draymond Green:
Sixers forward James Michael McAdoo, who signed a two-way contract with the team in August:
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal:
Two-time All-Star Baron Davis:
After Trump’s comments about the NFL and NBA in the last 24 hours and North Carolina’s men’s basketball team not visiting the White House (because of a scheduling conflict), it is hard to believe any championship-winning teams will be making the trip to the nation’s capital anytime soon.