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Steph Curry and LeBron James agree that the NBA champ will not visit the White House

Neither the Warriors nor the Cavs will be making a White House visit with the current administration.

Obama Welcomes 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors To White House Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

White House visits have long been a tradition for NBA champions. But since Donald Trump was elected to office, the narrative surrounding these trips has dramatically changed.

There was, of course, the infamous moment last offseason when Trump rescinded his White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors after a few players had suggested that they would not accept the invitation. As a result, the defending champs didn’t visit the President during their trip to Washington this winter, and instead spent the day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

And now, once again, the White House has come into discussions. After members of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles criticized the Trump-influenced NFL rule mandating that players stand for the National Anthem, the President rescinded their invite as well.

Not surprisingly, NBA players were asked about this at the NBA Finals media day in Cleveland, as the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers prepare for Game 3. LeBron James, who has been a very vocal, strong, and eloquent critic of Trump, stated that neither team would welcome a trip to the White House.

Not surprisingly, Stephen Curry - who has also been a strong critic - completely agreed with James’ assertion.

The rest of the Warriors squad chimed in as well, with Draymond Green stating that, “Maybe it’s just a tradition that needs to stop,” and “You don’t make a reaction to his reaction you just kind of go along with whatever else you want to do.”

Kevin Durant noted that, “We get it at this point,” before echoing James by saying “I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.”

As he often does, Steve Kerr also had strong words, and accused trump of “Trying to divide the country for political gain.”

Needless to say, if the Dubs win two of the next five games, they won’t be heading to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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