"It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going". "I think if you layer on top of the fact that race relations are not good when it comes to talking about our president right now". Golden State's Kevin Durant said. "I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going", Durant said.
Defensive end Chris Long, who boycotted last year's White House visit with the Patriots, said he planned to sit out this year as well. "The Eagles fall in line with that". Trump, like he did with the Eagles, disinvited the Warriors once he heard the news.
James and Curry spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday's Game 3 in Cleveland, when the Cavs will try to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in the seven-game series. "Pretty sure the way we handled things previous year, kind of stay consistent with that".
As for Curry and the Warriors, they did not visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA Finals a year ago and instead elected to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
During the 2017-2018 season, no Eagles player on the regular season roster declined to stand for the anthem. It's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for. "A similar (G) oogle search will show you how many great things the players on this team are doing and continue to do on a daily basis".
Kerr said it's important to be clear upon the players reasons for kneeling. "They're protesting police brutality and racial inequality".
"People are busy during the off season during this time", he said. "But I think more importantly, as Americans, and especially people in Philadelphia, we shouldn't let that news take away from what that unbelievable team did to sacrifice throughout each and every Sunday".
Kerr was asked about the Minnesota Lynx, the WNBA champions who were uninvited to the White House and spent their day in Washington helping underprivileged children in a southeast D.C. school.
"It's laughable at this point", James said. "You just laugh to stop you from crying".
"He's basically making a very simple request that when the National Anthem is played at a sporting event, people stand, and people respect that and I know everybody saying but nobody need, nobody - they're obviously are some hurt feelings over the new policy". He said that it was "typical" of President Donald Trump to rescind the entire team's invitation because some of the players refused to attend.
James defended Curry after Trump blamed him for the disinvitation, tweeting: "U bum".