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LeBron calls Trump a ‘bum’ after president disinvites Warriors from White House


On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet disinviting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from the White House, after Curry and a number of other Warriors said they were not interested in making the traditional DC visit after winning the NBA Finals last season.

“I don’t want to go,” Curry said at Warriors’ Media Day. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief. It’s different, it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”

It should be noted that while President Trump claims the Warriors invitation has now been withdrawn, the Warriors actually never received an invitation, and would’ve been welcomed if they ultimately wanted to go, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

LeBron James was one of a number of athletes to publicly defend Curry and the Warriors in response to Trump’s tweet, calling the president a “bum” and saying that visiting the White House no longer an honor with in him office.

Expect more comments like this from Curry’s NBA peers as the day goes on.

 

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