Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James on Tuesday expressed support for Eagles NFL players who were disinvited from a White House event after many threatened not to attend.
James, who is facing the Warriors in the finals, told reporters that the winner of the series would not be going to the White House. He said that it was “typical” of President Donald Trump to rescind the entire team’s invitation because some of the players refused to attend.
James also argued that winning a championship is “way bigger than getting to the White House, especially with [Trump] in there.”
“I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite.”
Curry later said he agrees.pic.twitter.com/pqoBbmkgde
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 5, 2018
LeBron on trump’s disinvitation: “it’s typical of him.” Said no matter who wins this series neither team will go.
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) June 5, 2018
LeBron says he's still "digesting" Trump disinviting the Eagles to the White House, but said "I'm not surprised. That's typical of him." LeBron added no one who wins this series wants to go to the White House either.
— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) June 5, 2018
LeBron says winning a championship is "way bigger than getting invited to the White House, especially with (Trump) in there." "You just laugh to stop you from crying."
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) June 5, 2018