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Curry shows way in NBA Finals MVP race

07 June 2018
Curry shows way in NBA Finals MVP race

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team", the president tweeted in September.

Following the pair's confrontation in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers big man said Curry should look elsewhere if he's trying to start a fight.

It has been a long-standing tradition for championship teams to visit the White House, but there has been some controversy since President Donald Trump took the office.

LeBron James was joked with reporters after receiving criticism for how he reacted during a clip that went viral from Game 1 of the NBA Finals, before asking how much more was expected of him in the NBA Finals.

Last September, Trump revoked an invitation to the Warriors after they beat Cleveland in last year's final following remarks from Curry saying he didn't want to attend because he objected to Trump administration comments and policies.

"No matter what's going on in the series, you change venues and you have to re-assert your dominance and try to find that momentum", Curry said. Will the victor of the series - and let's be real, it looks like it'll be the Warriors - take the customary visit to the White House?

Trump rescinded the Eagles' invitation to the White House on Monday after learning that numerous players did not plan on attending. I think I've played solidly here. Although some may point to Game 1 where the Cavaliers - or should I say LeBron - battled the Warriors to the wire, they still lost the game by 10 points, albeit in overtime. The team's coach and general manager, Cheryl Reeve, said in an interview last month with The Washington Post that the snub reflects how this White House views women.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.

And Kellerman has taken aim at the three-time National Basketball Association champion for not showing more support to Smith at a crucial period of the game.

Defending champion Golden State returns to an all-too familiar NBA Finals venue on Wednesday (Jun 6) at Cleveland with hopes of putting a stranglehold on the best-of-seven championship series.

It would also behoove the Cavs to shoot better from 3-point range, where they've connected on just 19 of 64 attempts against the Warriors in two games. We're looking forward to get out there and take advantage of a great opportunity to be up 3-0.

Kerr added that he was not surprised by Trump's rescinding of the invitation to the Eagles.

Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called "fantastic citizens in their own community".

"Yeah, of course, because you have to understand that what players have protested is not the military", Kerr said.