Donald Trump uninvites National Basketball Association champion Stephen Curry to the White House

Joe Murphy  NBAE via Getty Images

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Speaking Friday at a campaign rally for Alabama senator Luther Strange, Trump veered into the debate over NFL players kneeling for the national anthem - a movement that gained national attention thanks to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

At the Golden State Warriors' media day on Friday, Curry faced questions about the team's possible visit to the White House to celebrate its National Basketball Association title.

Ever since the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship in June, rumors have been swirling that the team would skip out on the customary celebratory White House visit.

"I don't want to go".

Warriors teammate Draymond Green weighed in with his own tweet - fighting Trump on his preferred battle ground - by saying: "Still wondering how this guy is running our country ..." They said that when they go to Washington this season they will instead "celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion - the values that we embrace as an organization".

The Warriors plan to have their first training camp practice on Saturday morning, and coach Steve Kerr and players are expected to speak afterwards.

"We basically don't stand for what our President has said, and the things he hasn't said at the right time", Curry said, according to SF Gate.

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"We're all trying to do what we can using our platforms, using our opportunities to shed light on that".

Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, told a press conference Friday that he thinks the Warriors can "inspire some change" by not going to the White House.

"U bum", James wrote in a tweet.

Fellow NBA superstar LeBron James, who endorsed Trump's presidential rival Hillary Clinton, slammed the president on Twitter, calling him a "bum" and pointing out that because Curry had already said he wouldn't go, making the invite a moot point.

It's unclear if Trump meant just Curry or the entire team.

And I know you're wondering how this all works.

On Friday, of course, Curry told The Jump's Rachel Nichols that he would vote not to attend the White House, though the Warriors hadn't even formally received an invite from the Trump administration.

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