President Donald Trump spent the day lashing out at NFL players for not standing during the national anthem and has now taken aim at the NBA champions and two-time MVP winner Stephen Curry.

An American sporting tradition of championship winning teams attending the White House and spending time with the president has been a major talking point since Trump took office.

Opening their 2017/18 NBA season with a media day, the Golden State Warriors superstar point guard was asked about his thoughts on the team partaking in the tradition and his answer left little to where he stood on the matter.

Curry isn't the only player at the Warriors holding the same stance with Kevin Durant also stating that "it's going to be tough to change my mind (on attending), but we'll talk about it as a team."


The Warriors said they were going to meet and decide as an organisation if they want to visit the White House like NBA champions typically do.

That decision now seems to have been taken out of their hands as Trump - who'd clearly heard about the Warriors players indecision - used his beloved twitter account to proclaim his thoughts to the world.

Trump declared the entire Warriors organisation's offer to tour the White House has been revoked because of Curry.

As the social media landscape is prone to do the reactions of the news came in thick and fast, with many poking fun at the presidents late withdrawal.

Champion LeBron James took a huge swing at Mr Trump.

"U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" he wrote.

We can't imagine the offer of a visit to the White House being withdrawn will upset the Warriors players as they begin to ramp up for their title defence in season 2017/18.


US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at pro football players who don't stand during the national anthem - and urged team owners to remove those silent protesters from the field.

Trump, appearing at a campaign rally for US Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) said he wished NFL suits would take a hard-line stance against players who take a knee while "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played before kick-off.

"We're proud of our country, we respect our flag," Trump told supporters in Huntsville.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flags to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! Out. He's fired! He's fired!"
Trump then pranced around the stage, arms extended, to soak up wild applause from supporters chanting, "USA, USA, USA!"

Trump predicted that an NFL owner will take such action - although the league is arguably doing that already, by keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick off the field.

"You know some owner's going to do that," Trump said. "He's going to say, `That guy who disrespects our flag, he's fired!' "

The president then went on to mock the NFL and its TV ratings which are "down massively, massively."

Trump appeared to take credit for pro football's declining TV popularity: "The No. 1 reason happen to be that they (TV viewers) like watching what's happening with yours truly."

The former USFL owner also whined that the NFL is doing too much to protect players from violent hits.

"If you hit too hard ... 15 yards, throw him out of the game!" said Trump, the former New Jersey Generals owner. "They're (refs and league officials) ruining the game, right?"