Lynx in D.C. for community service, not White House visit

First, LeBron James called the situation "laughable". This time, with Donald Trump in office, the invite never arrived.

So instead, with the Lynx in Washington, D.C., to face the Mystics on Thursday, the team is using the trip as a chance to host a charity event at a local school.

They've been so dominant that it stands to wonder why they haven't been covered more and talked about as one of the greatest basketball dynasties. Her arrival with the Lynx sparked a sea change for a franchise that hadn't made the playoffs since 2004 and signaled the start of its current dynasty. "Justice & accountability" on the front and "Black Lives Matter", as well as the Dallas Police Department emblem and the names of the two police victims Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on the back, the shirts got a lot of attention from the media. Even Minnesota's Democratic Sens.

The Lynx's day ended with a ceremony that included speeches from Minnesota's democratic senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, as well as players.

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"It's laughable at this point. for them not to even be invited - playing our attractive game of basketball, those women, those girls are unbelievable in doing it - it's laughable".

Last month, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said that she believed the lack of invitation had to do with how Trump viewed women.

Sure, some might say that it's convenient to love this team, considering that they're the most accomplished squad in the WNBA. "I think it reflects the priorities of this particular administration". But service is a form of patriotism, giving and doing things for others in our own country.

Saying that the action the team took in 2016 was part of the service they hope to provide to their communities, Reeve was then asked if they would have gone to the White House if invited by the president.

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