Golden State Warriors Reportedly To Skip White House Visit


With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House, but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet.

The Golden State Warriors voted unanimously to skip their entire visit to Donald Trump's White House.

Coach Steve Kerr and Warriors' point guard Steph Curry have been vocal about their disdain for Trump.

These same Warriors, of course, visited the White House (sans Durant) for their customary photo op with then-President Barack Obama when they won their first title in 40 years in 2015.

A visit to the White House likely would come the next time the Warriors, a Western Conference team, play the Washington Wizards.

The issue of teams visiting the White House has become prevalent since Donald Trump's surprise victory in the USA presidential election in November.

Presidents have hosted world champion sports teams for decades, but the tradition has become a hot-button topic for athletes in recent years. However, the Warriors said Tuesday that since the team has not yet been invited to the White House, no decision is yet necessary.

Other events involving professional teams, however, have been marred with controversy. Notable Patriots, who missed the April ceremony were Tom Brady - who said he would not attend for personal reasons - Legarrette Blount, Martellus Bennett and Danny Amendola.

"I can't believe we're getting this question already", Lacob said.

There are plenty of Warriors players and coaches who have been outspoken about some of Trump's comments and policies, including David West who told The Undefeated's Marc Spears that he would probably decline the invite. "So you don't know what's going to happen".

Curry, who grew up in Charlotte and starred for Davidson, expressed concern in February when Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, the shoe and apparel company Curry endorses, called Trump an "asset" to the country.

"We respect the office of the presidency of the United States and what it stands for", he said. "I really feel that my views would keep me from going and visiting", he continued.

'I definitely wouldn't go'.



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