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Trump Calls for Ban on Anthem Kneeling, Disinvites Steph Curry From White House

  • Basketball star had expressed doubts about White House visit
  • NFL commissioner Goodell, NBA star LeBron James weigh in
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Trump Anthem Fight Highlights NFL Ratings, Revenue

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President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, is ratcheting up his rhetoric against professional sports and some of their stars -- and at least one league and some athletes are giving it back to him.

Hours after profanely criticizing NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to disinvite National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry from a White House appearance traditional for championship sports teams. His winning team, the Golden State Warriors, said it won’t visit Trump. On Sunday, he suggested a boycott of NFL games.