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NBA figures react to Donald Trump revoking Warriors’ White House invite

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NBA figures are reacting Saturday after President Donald Trump responded to Stephen Curry’s critical comments by withdrawing the Golden State Warriors’ White House invitation.

Curry had voiced his opposition to a Warriors White House visit on Friday, but the team had been due to discuss it together on Saturday. Trump, though, made their decision for them with an early morning tweet.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne noted that there was no formal invite made yet, so there was nothing to revoke — though one would have been offered had the Warriors chosen to go.

Curry’s on-court rival, LeBron James, offered the most stinging condemnation of the President.

Others, including Houston’s Chris Paul and Washington’s Bradley Beal, also had their say.

Likely owing to how early Trump’s tweet went out on the west coast, reaction from the Warriors themselves was muted on Saturday morning. Golden State forward David West, who has been a vocal critic of Trump, sent a very simple response.

Ayesha Curry replied directly to Trump and used the moment as an appeal for Mexican earthquake relief.

Odds are the Warriors wouldn’t have been going to the White House, invitation or not. Trump decided to try the old “you can’t say no because you’re not invited anyway” trick to preempt things.


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