"I think what you're seeing is, I think the athletes are showing patriotism through their community service", he said, alluding to the good deeds athletes do when they're away from the field. It seemed to be a moot point, as LeBron James said Tuesday that neither his Cavaliers nor the Warriors would accept a visit.
"We have other teams that are coming", Trump said, noting that the newly minted Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, would be invited. A new National Football League policy was announcedlast month that would fine teams if players kneel during the anthem but allow them to stay in the locker room in protest, prompted Trump to say, "maybe they shouldn't be in the country".
"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants to go anyway", James said.
Whether the Golden State Warriors complete the sweep in Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight or if the Cleveland Cavaliers pull off the unthinkable and win it in 7, there won't be a championship celebration at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. How can you not invite someone over, when they had no intention of showing up anyhow?
Trump earlier praised the Capitals in a post on Twitter, citing Alex Ovechkin, the team's Russian-born star, who a year ago started what he called a "social movement" named PutinTeam to support Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Singapore Offers to Pick up Kim Jong-un's Bills
Singapore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan tweeted a selfie with Kim on the surprise walkabout late Monday. Trump and Kim arrived not long ago on Singapore's Sentosa Island, the site of their unprecedented summit.
Kim Jong Un tours Singapore, takes selfie ahead of summit
North Korea, it concludes, can only "actively contribute to world peace and human wellbeing", by engaging with other nations. Kim is expected to stay at the St Regis hotel and Trump at the Shangri-La, both in the Tanglin area in downtown Singapore .
Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebel fire kills 3 in kingdom
Al-Monitor reported in November that USA refueling support to the coalition more than doubled over the past year . Last month, the group fired a salvo of missiles at the capital Riyadh , saying it was targeting economic targets.
These states are working to keep net neutrality alive
The chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai says, "Everybody in the internet economy is better off with a market-based approach". For now, broadband providers insist they won't do anything that would harm the "internet experience" for consumers.
Scientists have discovered a new planet similar to Earth
Being that close, you might think that the planets would be unbearably hot but the scientists say that might not be the case. The universe keeps puzzling and intriguing curious humans as they persist in their hunt for habitable planets.
Raptors ex-coach Dwane Casey to lead Pistons
He led Toronto to four Atlantic Division titles in five years, and three consecutive 50-win seasons. However, Toronto fell for the third straight season to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Trump and Kim Jong-un hold extended meeting
Kim smiled as he heard the translator interpret the president's remarks, before weighing in with a brief statement of his own. Described by his critics as a mini-Stalin, Kim has been on something of a charm offensive in Singapore since arriving Sunday.