As he prepared to leave for the G7 summit in Canada Friday morning, reporters asked the president his thoughts on James' and Curry's remarks, as well as the ongoing controversy surrounding championship teams visiting the White House.
"We shouldn't let that news take away from what that unbelievable team did and accomplished, what all those players did to sacrifice throughout each and every Sunday, going out and playing the style of football that they played and winning a Super Bowl the way they won it", he said.
James' comments came amid the flap involving the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles, who did not make a White House trip this year. "But we have other teams that are coming", he said during a White House press conference, according to the New York Daily News.
Trump's announcement echoes his sentiment from September, when he disinvited the 2017 champion Warriors and called out Stephen Curry in a tweet. "I know whoever wins this series, us or Golden State, no one wants an invite".
Instead, members of the Golden State roster spent their first road trip in the nation's capital touring an African-American history museum with a group of school children. "We're not going to invite either team", the president said, hours before Friday's game.
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Curry agreed with James, alluding to what his team did last season after winning the National Basketball Association title. But he adds: "If they don't want to be here, I don't want them". And Kerr's profound statements all speak rightfully against the divisiveness being perpetrated by President Donald Trump. "We all look forward to the day we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement".
The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles' planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.
"What patriotism is is helping your fellow citizen and whether it's what [NBA player Kevin Durant is] doing or what we did when we visited Washington or what the Lynx are doing today, that's what patriotism is about".
"I just remember I had inside position for the rebound on John Stockton, Kerr said following shootaround Thursday".