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LeBron blasts Trump over dis-inviting Warriors; others sound off

LeBron blasts Trump over dis-inviting Warriors; others sound off

LeBron James just came to Steph Curry's defense.

That's what an early morning tweet from President Donald Trump has done.

Two hours after Trump sent out a tweet stating the invitation for the Warriors to come to the White House had been withdrawn, LeBron went after the President...hard.

"U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" LeBron wrote on Twitter.

But he wasn't the only athlete to offer a take on Trump's tweet:

How Jonas Jerebko earned the nickname 'the Swedish Larry Bird'

How Jonas Jerebko earned the nickname 'the Swedish Larry Bird'

The newest member of the Golden State Warriors is known for his shooting stroke.

Jonas Jerebko is a career 36.3 percent 3-point shooter, and the 31-year-old shot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc with the Utah Jazz last season. That ability earned him a very flattering nickname from his former bosses: Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge and owner Steve Pagliuca. 

Ainge acquired the Swedish sharpshooter from the Detroit Pistons in February 2015. When he was asked if Boston would re-sign the Swedish sharpshooter at his end-of-season press conference that year, Ainge compared him to a longtime teammate.

"The Swedish Larry Bird, you mean?" Ainge jokingly replied, according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg. 

Ainge and Bird played together for parts of eight seasons, winning NBA championships together in 1984 and 1986. Bird, of course, is a Basketball Hall of Famer who led the NBA in made 3-pointers in the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons, and finished in the top 10 in four other seasons. Bird finished his career as a 37.6 percent shooter from deep. 

Jerebko played with the Celtics for parts of three seasons, and he took the tongue-in-cheek comparisons to a Boston legend in stride. 

“I laugh about it,” Jerebko told the Providence Journal in February 2016, “like everybody else. I don’t dislike, I don’t like it. People can say whatever they want. It’s not like I’m going to go home and tell them I’m the Swedish Larry Bird. If people think it’s funny and they like to say it, go ahead, but it’s not like I’m going to call myself that or use that nickname in any manner.”

On a team that features Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Jerebko probably won't draw comparisons to any Warriors legends. Plus, DeMarcus Cousins already has the title of third Splash Brother locked up. 

NBA rumors: 76ers try but fail to pry GM Daryl Morey away from Rockets

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NBA rumors: 76ers try but fail to pry GM Daryl Morey away from Rockets

The 76ers were just told no.

Philadelphia was unsuccessful in its attempt to hire Daryl Morey as general manager, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday.

Morey has been with the Rockets since 2006, and he was named GM in May 2007. He was just named NBA Executive of the Year.

Bryan Colangelo, who was the 76ers' president of basketball operations, resigned in early June after an investigation determined that he was involved in a Twitter scandal involving multiple accounts that his wife operated.

The 76ers' head coach -- Brett Brown -- currently is serving as interim GM.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller