This has been a really rough week for the ‘keep politics out of sports!’ crowd. The best part is that it’s only Tuesday. And while most of the focus has been on the Philadelphia Eagles not going to The White House, LeBron James has spoken.
As we know, LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors. That likely means the Warriors are on their way to their third title in four seasons. But it also means that normally, a White House invitation would await them after their triumph. However, James says it doesn’t matter who wins the Finals — regarding the potential invite. Speaking about the Eagles being disinvited this week, the king paints a very simple picture:
“I know no matter who wins his series, no one wants the invite anyway. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
Given how the administration has handled the Eagles this week, we’re sure they’ll take this well too. Not only did President Donald Trump cancel their invite, but the White House would release a statement suggesting Eagles players are abandoning their fans. Not to be outdone, however, Fox News would run a segment last night depicting Eagles players praying before the anthem as kneeling during the anthem. This time, they would actually apologize for the ‘error‘. Oh those dang politics, always getting in the way of sports…
Meanwhile, LeBron suggesting neither the Warriors nor Cavs would visit the White House isn’t surprising. After all, President Trump would rescind the Warriors’ previous invitation after Stephen Curry criticized him. Now, if the administration would just carry on with things that actually matter, this probably wouldn’t be such a mess. But why worry about the issues at hand when you can just distract yourself? Still, we await a tweet directed at LeBron James in the very near future. That’s just how these things work now. Welcome to this reality.
Game 3 between the Warriors and Cavaliers tips off tomorrow night.