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Trump to LeBron James: ‘Good luck’ in NBA finals

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Donald Trump on Tuesday wished basketball star LeBron James success during the upcoming NBA finals.

“LeBron, good luck in the series,” he said of the Cleveland Cavaliers player during a press conference in New York City.

{mosads}“We’re going to have a series, which, of course, the longer it goes, the less time we have, but that’s OK. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens.”

Trump said that Cleveland hosting a portion of the NBA finals would bring extra attention to the city’s Republican National Convention in July.

“I think it’ll be very exciting and it’ll add to the excitement in Cleveland,” he said of the latest national basketball championship series.

“That’s good,” the GOP’s de facto presidential nominee added. “That’s what we want because it’s going to be an exciting period of time. We’re looking forward to it.”

James and the Cavaliers ultimately defeated the Toronto Raptors last Friday to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals.

The Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, emerged victorious on late Monday over the Oklahoma City Thunder to claim the league’s Western Conference.

The two teams will meet this Thursday in game 1 of the NBA finals, which is scheduled for tipoff in Oakland’s Oracle Arena.

Trump secured the necessary number of delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination last week.

The Associated Press first reported last Thursday that he had edged past the 1,237 delegate threshold for avoiding a contested convention this summer.

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