US President Donald Trump withdraws Warriors' White House invite

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As Deadspin notes, the tweet contains two false statements: Curry wasn't hesitating-he'd already made a decision to vote against attending-and, according to ESPN, the invitation was never formally offered and wouldn't be unless the team voted to attend, making it impossible to withdraw. Analysts are now predicting further on-the-field protests at games.

But the relationship between Curry and Under Armour appeared strained earlier this year thanks to Trump's presidency.

Responding to Trump's childish temper tantrum about Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, LeBron James called the president a "bum" and said that is used to be a "great honor" to go to the White House before he showed up.

Donnie announced via Twitter that the invitation is now withdrawn because the GSW's point guard is "hesitating". He didn't mention Kaepernick by name.

"I don't want to go", Curry reiterated.

Still, Trump's tweet was met with sharp attacks by other basketball players, including James and Curry's teammate, Draymond Green. On Saturday morning, just days after his wife Melania spoke at the United Nations against cyberbullying, Trump tweeted, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".

Trump later called for fans to boycott the National Football League in the face of player anthem protests after bemoaning rules penalizing risky hits.

Trump's comments came less than 24 hours after claiming any NFL player (or as he called them, a "son of a bitch") should be "fired" if the disrespected the American national anthem.

"You know, some owner is going to do that". "That's just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me".

Trump's widely criticized remarks included assertions that there was violence on "many sides" and there were "fine people" among the demonstrators. The way things stand now, expect more and more athletes to chime in on issues going on in the country. "And obviously the president wasn't too concerned about that", CNN sports analyst Christine Brennan said after the rally.

The players have the full support of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

A statement in response from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday read: "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture".

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