Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 1:26
Oakland and the Bay Area celebrated the championship with backyard firework displays and impromptu street parties around the region.
However, controversial policies and statements by President Donald Trump have created uncertainty about the future of White House title celebrations under this administration in some leagues, including in the predominantly African American NBA.
They are called the Golden State Warriors, but they don't belong to all of California.
"We don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year". I came in and tried to help my team. Stephen Curry and David West have also leveled criticism against the president. Some of us need to remove ourselves from the moment and remember there are some pretty wonderful stories that have already been told.
Two days after capturing the franchise's second title in three years against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors prepared to part ways for what will be a busy offseason for general manager Bob Myers and the front office.
But not attending the White House ceremony is a little unusual for the team.
"All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things that someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of being".
"We're obviously just getting started", Curry said. We're going to do everything we can to keep this team together. Early this year President Trump got to pal around with old friends head coach Bill Bellichick and team owner Robert Kraft, while only some of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots showed up.
Another Cleveland player, Iman Shumpert, was more direct, saying in November, "I'm not going to the White House".