Will Warriors skip White House visit over Trump policies?
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 19:45
"Less than 24 hours after winning the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday night", said the AOL story, "the Warriors unanimously voted to decline the White House ceremony honouring their Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers". The Patriots were the first team to visit Trump during his presidency, and Trump hosted the NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers earlier this week.
Andre Iguodala expresses his objection to a potential White House visit under US President Donald Trump.
The Golden State Warriors have yet to receive an invitation to celebrate their 2017 National Basketball Association championship at the White House, but if they do, at least one player won't be in attendance.
In May, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Trump was "ill-suited to be president".
Look, would it be surprising if the Golden State Warriors actually visited the White House as a team?
It's possible the Warriors won't visit the White House under the Trump administration.
While the Golden State Warriors have yet to release a statement, several players have publicly criticized the president in the past.
But with the increased political discourse, questions about entire teams skipping out seem to loom over every championship victor.
Each year, the president invites the champions in many sports to the White House to be recognized and honored.
Fired up teammate David West said snubbing a White House visit is something he would consider. When Kevin Pank, the CEO of Curry's sponsor Under Armour, called Trump a "real asset", Curry responded with a little humor.
"We're going to do what our leader (Curry) does", Iguodala said. Last month, he said Trump was a "blowhard" and maintained he was "ill-suited" to be a United States leader. "I think we handle it when it gets there". Doesn't mean I'm right in saying it and have people report it as true. Back in February, guard Shaun Livingston was asked about visiting the White House, but he told a local radio station, "I definitely wouldn't go". "So you don't know what's going to happen".