Last Tuesday, NBA superstar LeBron James on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump over the national anthem protest controversy, even saying that if his team should win their championship, they would not his team would not attend an event at the White House.
James, who is playing in the NBA finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers, said that in addition to his own team —- he doesn’t believe their rivals, the Golden State Warriors, want an invitation to the White House either.
“It’s typical of him. I’m not surprised. … I know no matter who wins this series no one wants to get invited to go.” – LeBron on Trump disinviting the Eagles from the White House
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 5, 2018
Per USA Today, James said: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won’t be Cleveland or Golden State going.”
LeBron James “not surprised” President Trump cancelled the Eagles’ White House visit: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.” pic.twitter.com/dliqlk4STL
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) June 5, 2018
This, of course, is in response to Trump’s temper tantrum earlier in the week regarding the fact that players from the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles’ team would not attend an event at the White House. Trump said:
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”
If nothing else, that goes to show why Trump believes his inauguration was much more densely populated than it was in actuality; 1000 people isn’t an enormous crowd. Certainly not for NFL or NBA teams.
It’s just one more embarrassing President Toddler moment.
James also chided Trump for failing to invite the WNBA team — Minnesota Lynx — to the White House.