"I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated - friends of theirs or people that they know about - and I'm going to take a look at those applications", he said.
Silver spoke about the topic during an interview with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith ahead of Game 4 of the Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. But that's not going to stop Trump from pulling his classic 'we don't want you here anyway routine.' In fact, per Axios, that's exactly how he's handing the eventual National Basketball Association champions.
The president's comments come shortly after he canceled the Super Bowl champion Eagles' visit to the White House earlier this week, and both Curry and James weighed in on the controversy Tuesday while speaking to the media. "Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going".
Instead, members of the Golden State roster spent their first road trip in the nation's capital touring an African-American history museum with a group of school children.
Trump earlier praised the Capitals in a post on Twitter, citing Alex Ovechkin, the team's Russian-born star, who previous year started what he called a "social movement" named PutinTeam to support Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Warriors were already the league's best team when Kevin Durant, the NBA's second-best player, joined them as a free agent in 2016.
Trump's attacks on kneeling football players always draw applause at his rallies and he has urged fans to leave a game if they see a player kneeling.
Essentially, the team just ignored Trump.
"I think as long as he's in office, then the communication and things like that are going to continue to happen", the athlete said of Trump.
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".
"By not going, hopefully that will inspire some change in terms of what we tolerate in this country", Curry said. "When you read about their good deeds in their communities, Malcolm Jenkins addressing lawmakers, really trying to get to the roof of some of the issues we have", Kerr continued.
Stephen Curry, who's LeBron's opposition on the court, is on board with him on the anti-Trump train.