President Donald Trump says he won't invite National Basketball Association champion to White House

Trump No White House invite for NBA champs ‘we’ll see’ about Caps

Modal Trigger The Washington Capitals celebrate after winning the Stanley Cup. Getty Images

Washington's hockey team won the NHL championship on Thursday night with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. "At the end of the day, every team has an opportunity to make for themselves and speak for themselves - and that's powerful being in that situation". "We had the Pittsburgh Penguins past year".

What did Trump say in response?

"I didn't invite LeBron James and I didn't invite Steph Curry".

It's not the first time the two National Basketball Association stars have tangled with Trump.

"I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry".

Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team's decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some National Football League players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner". "But we have other teams that are coming". "Winning [a championship] is way bigger than getting invited to the White House, especially with him in there".

The statements by James and Curry follow the recent rescinded invitation of the Super Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, due to the NFL's national anthem controversy.

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"It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years", Kerr said.

Ultimately, Trump noted, for the teams that reject him - the feeling's mutual.

He said: "If they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth". "But I'm really proud of people in this country who are recognizing what's happening and instead of turning this into a political game, they're just trying to do good deeds because that's what it takes".

Mr. Trump earlier praised the Capitals in a post on Twitter, citing Alex Ovechkin, the team's Russian-born star, who past year started what he called a "social movement" called PutinTeam to support Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's attacks on kneeling football players always draw applause at his rallies and he has urged fans to leave a game if they see a player kneeling. I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me-because that's what they're protesting-people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system... His teammate, Kevin Durant, also spoke about the Eagles' move before as well.

Before the team made an official decision, Trump announced they weren't welcome.

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