'NBA teams should honour White House tradition and visit Donald Trump'

The Guardian


The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, has said that if any championship team expressed doubt about visiting Donald Trump's White House in the next few years, he would still advise them to go.

Since John F Kennedy welcomed the Boston Celtics in 1963, it has been a tradition for teams that win the NBA championship to visit the president, exploring the grounds and listening to a speech. Outgoing Barack Obama is a huge basketball fan but the idea of Trump cracking jokes to a league that is represented by over 70% black players is worrisome to say the least.