After Washington's hockey team won the NHL championship on Thursday night with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, Trump said he would like to have the Capitals come to the White House. After Curry said publicly he didn't want to go to the White House, Trump responded by saying the Warriors weren't invited.
"My attitude [is], if they want to be here, the greatest place on earth, I'll be here", Trump added. "We'll see", Trump told reporters at the White House, naming other championship teams that have previously visited him. "I would say though ultimately it saddens me because historically we've been able to use the National Basketball Association and all of sports to bring people together".
A day after Trump revoked an invitation to the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House amid reports fewer than 10 players would take part, the NBA's elite closed ranks to condemn the president.
"For them not to be invited playing our lovely game of basketball ... those women are unbelievable at doing it", he said.
On Tuesday, LeBron James said neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept a visit as a victor of the NBA Finals. The Warriors were already the league's best team when Kevin Durant, the NBA's second-best player, joined them as a free agent in 2016.
No matter who wins the NBA Finals, neither team is going to be visiting the White House. "Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going". "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
The Warriors experienced a similar situation after winning the championship last season. I think that's important.
"If you look, we had Alabama, national champion".