"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.
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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.
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Third place went to the Brazilians led by Neymar , who alone accounts for 15% of the team's value, estimated at Euro 1.27 billion. Neymar and Co. open their 2018 World Cup campaign versus Switzerland on Sunday 18th June, before facing Costa Rica then Serbia.