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Off the court, however, has been a different story.

The Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Warriors' Stephen Curry both separately stated that should their team win the championship, they will not visit the White House. "But it's typical of him", James said.

The Eagles, much like the Warriors, were unlikely to visit the White House, as customary - but Donald Trump made a decision to rescind the invitation after only a handful of individuals ("two to three players, the owner, and the mascot") had RSVP'd to the invite. "It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going".

"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite [to the White House]", the Cavaliers star said Tuesday.

LeBron: Give me one second, sorry. "Pretty sure the way we handled things past year, kinda stay consistent with that".

Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds past year.

Curry went on to explain that he believes every team in the National Basketball Association deserves the opportunity to make the decision to visit Trump or not should it win a championship while he remains in office.

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Trump also disinvited the Warriors, who won last year's National Basketball Association championship, from the White House celebration in September when he saw star guard Stephen Curry say he would prefer not to attend.

This time, Jenkins didn't speak a word.

Just as importantly to Ertz, who said he hadn't decided whether he would go to the White House when Trump pulled the invite, Jenkins and Long don't force their views onto teammates. "But one thing we have here is we have really good people, and we have guys that care for each other, and they can set aside their personal differences". "People love and respect him for doing all that fantastic work in the community".

The league's new anthem policy, which requires players to stand if they are on the field during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner", has added fuel to the controversy and politicization surrounding the issue in recent weeks. So it's just the way it is.

Back in February, after their historic win, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN, "I personally do not anticipate attending".

Kerr, like San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, has been outspoken in his criticism of Trump, and found it particularly ironic that the Eagles have been actively been doing "good deeds in their communities". I've read a lot about their team.

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