Tim Thomas: Six other athletes who snubbed the White House

Not that many Americans have the opportunity to be on the White House guest list. Here's a list of athletes who have snubbed US presidents.

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Michael Jordan

A lot of speculation surrounded Michael Jordan’s decision not to accompany his Chicago Bull teammates after winning their first NBA title in 1991.

However, Jordan defended his action. “Because I choose to spend a few days privately with my family, everybody is saying that I’m disrespecting the team and disrespecting the President,” JET magazine reported.

And he added, “I’m not disrespecting the President. He has a family so he understands that.”  

However, teammate Horace Grant was not happy with Jordan’s decision. 

“It’s a double standard, and it’s been a double standard for the four years that I’ve played here,” he said. 

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