President Donald Trump's congratulatory statement for the White House championship basketball teams is the opposite of winning.
The Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team will not visit 1
They become the eighth American basketball champion not to make a visit, making Trump a 0-for-8 success.
Villanova still needs the White House [19659005eingeladenwerden] Wright said the school has received almost no invitation to the traditional winning ceremony, almost eight months after the Wildcats won their second title in three years, according to Asbury Park Press.
When she won the title Barack Obama in 2016 I met her at the White House in late May.
"Two years ago, it was the experience of a lifetime for all of us," Wright said. "It's just another time and I understand it. That's how it is. "
Wright said that if an invitation came, the team" probably would not be able to bring everyone together. " Employees left other jobs, and some championship players are already in their first NBA season.
Basketball champions do not visit Trump White House
Eight presidential games have been won since President Trump took his oath of office, but none had ceremonies.
North Carolina, the 2017 NCAA Men's Championships, was invited, but "could not find a date that worked," USA Today says.
The NCAA Women's Champion of South Carolina, 2017, declined the invitation. It was received in November 2017, when its new season had already begun.
And this year's women's champion Notre Dame has neither visited nor announced that she had been invited.
The Golden State Warriors of the NBA declined their visit 2017 from 2018 not invited.
WNBA championship 2017 in Minnesota Lynx and 2018 champions Seattle Storm were not invited. The Storm won the title in August and several players said they were not interested.
Traditionally, many teams visit couples in the White House to perform community service. Instead, some teams did a full day of community service while in Washington, DC.
Teams that visited the White House
. Teams from other sports have made visits in due time and received invitations. The Houston Astros visited in March five months after their victory in the World Series and before the new season.
The Alabama football team visited in April four months after winning the title and still at school.
The Philadelphia Eagles were invited and a ceremony was scheduled, but Trump revoked the invitation, as most of the team said he would not be present.
White House Visits: Origins History
Presidents Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant invited teams to their membership houses in the late 1860s, although the Washington Senators were the first title-winning team in 1924, according to The Washington Post. that visited the White House.
The Boston Celtics were the first NBA champion to attend an invitation from John F. Kennedy in 1963. The Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL followed in 1980 with Jimmy Carter and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 with George HW Bush.
The Indiana University men's basketball team is believed to be the first NCAA champion to feature in 1976 with Gerald Ford.  19659025] The practice of presidents, inviting every team that won the championship, became commonplace in the 1980s, according to an ESPN article, when Ronald Reagan made regular appearances.
Some players have decided not to participate over the years.
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