The Golden State Warriors, fresh off an INCREDIBLE NBA championship win Monday night, will not visit the White House to celebrate their title.
NBA champions traditionally head to Washington to meet with the president after their victory, but key members of the Warriors have been vocally opposed to Donald Trump during the campaign and since his election.
Head coach Steve Kerr criticized his executive order on travel, and star player Stephen Curry said Trump is an asset “if you remove the ‘et.’ ”
Forward David West said earlier this year of Trump: “All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of doing.”
NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) June 13, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has invited the Warriors to visit the Capitol though, so that would be a way for the Warriors to still be celebrated in Washington, DC, without having to see Donald Trump.
“The @Warriors’ leadership is inspiring. I’d be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol. #DubNation,” Pelosi tweeted.
Her district, in San Francisco, is just minutes from the team’s Oakland base.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 13, 2017
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots became the first sports team to visit Trump in the White House in April, although a number of players skipped the event in protest of Trump.
Trump also hosted the NCAA football championship winning Clemson Tigers this week.