Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

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Gallery: Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate 3rd title

'I'm sure [President Trump] is going to say we're not invited anyway, ' Bird further stated to KING 5, 'so it all works out well'.

Bird has made two trips to the White House in her career: with the Storm after winning the 2010 title and with CT after winning the NCAA championship in 2002.

"It's a huge disappointment", said Bird, an 11-time All-Star.

ESPN spoke with WNBA Champion PG Sue Bird and this is what she had to say about the potential visit. "It's come up. We pay attention to what happened with Minnesota and not getting invited". Trump withdrew an invitation to the 2017 National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors when star Stephen Curry said the team wouldn't accept.

President Donald Trump did not invite the Minnesota Lynx to make the traditional White House visit after they won the 2017 WNBA championship.

Trump canceled a White House visit by the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles after several players criticized him and vowed to stay away.

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But Bird said that is no longer the case.

Steve Kerr comments about President Donald Trump tweeting that the Warriors are not welcome at the White House, saying it is more hard now to put aside political differences than in the past. She said the invitation was not the same as it used to be. It doesn't feel exciting.

Trump famously withdrew an invitation to NBA champion Golden State past year after criticism from Stephen Curry while Curry, teammate Kevin Durant and then-Cleveland star LeBron James said even before the NBA Finals ended that the victor wouldn't want to go to the White House. I remember first walking into the room to meet President Obama and the's insane.

Storm forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was part of three title-winning teams at UConn, teaming up with Finals MVP Breanna Stewart, who was an excused absence from the exit interviews. No one wants to go anymore.

Sports champions have visited the White House for decades, but for the second straight year, the WNBA champion isn't going. "It's totally changed. And that's disappointing because it used to be, like I said, something that most athletes would look forward to", Bird said.

"We'll see! I'm just trying to enjoy this one [championship]", Bird told Q13 News.

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