Is it a backlash to President Donald Trump, canceling the Philadelphia Eagle's visit to the White House?
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said in a statement, he wouldn't answer the invitation to White House until President Donald Trump is in there.
Joining James, the Golden State Warriors power forward Stephen Curry has also declined Trump's invitation to the White House.
VIDEO: LeBron James and Stephen Curry declines White House invitation
Both James and Curry harshly reacted to the invitation after Trump canceled a White House invitation for Super Bowl champions the Eagles scheduled for this week.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
But it's typical of him. I'm not surprised. It's typical of him.
James, 33, said regarding the cancellation of the Eagles invitation to the White House.
Let's not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment, because I think the championship of winning a Super Bowl … or NBA championship is way bigger than getting invited to the White House — especially with him [Trump] in there.
[I'm] pretty sure the way we handled things last year, [we'll] kind of stay consistent with that,"
Curry who declined last September's Trump's invitation to White House said.
But at the end of the day, like I said, every team has an opportunity to make a decision for themselves and speak for themselves.