Open thread: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA finals

Hope Soto
June 7, 2018

"I think as long as he's in office, the communication and things like that are going to continue to happen", James said.

Curry responded to James' comments on Tuesday, saying that he agreed with the Cavaliers star: "I think the way we handled things previous year, (we're hoping to) stay consistent with that". Last year, his tweet calling Trump a "bum", when he defended Steph Curry and the Warriors' decision not to visit the White House, was the most retweeted post by an athlete of 2017.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump reignited the debate over championship-winning teams visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, as he rescinded the invitation for Super Bowl LII winners Philadelphia Eagles after learning numerous players did not plan to attend. There was a concern that the shooting guard would miss the second game at Oracle Arena three days later because he was walking with a noticeable limp, but Thompson managed to score 20 points in 34 minutes in the Warriors' 122-103 blowout of the Cavs. "It's one of the best teams that's ever been assembled", said James, who is playing in his eighth straight NBA Finals and fourth in a row against Golden State. They may be up 2-0, but the series is going to Cleveland for the next two games, and it's important to have as many veterans in the fold to play a good team on the road.

"For them not to be invited playing our lovely game of basketball. those women are unbelievable at doing it, I think it's laughable". That invitation - not unlike the Eagles' - was pulled after a number of players vacillated on attending. "So you got that going on". ". I don't know where they will fall in my book, but they will have a nice chapter".

"No matter what has gone on in the series, when you change venues, you've got to reassert your dominance and try to find that right momentum to start", he said.

Durant said the Eagles snub was no shock, saying "What else do you expect Trump to do?" but call off the event "so the photo op won't look so bad".

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The Warriors went on to win that series in 2015, 4-2.

Kerr closed with a defense of athlete activism, "You have to understand that what players have protested is not the military".

“He came into the huddle the other night in Game 1, ” Kerr was quoted on Sunday referring to Iggy, “with a great suggestion that we went with, and it worked.

Curry snubbed Trump last September, noting having golfed with former President Barack Obama and adding, "I'm pretty sure I won't get a tee-time invite during this regime".

On LeBron James / George Hill on ball picks with Stephen Curry defending Hill (14 picks, 17% of all James picks in the Finals), the Cavaliers average 1.43 points per possession.

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