After beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals 129 to 120 during game five on Monday, it has been reported that the Golden State Warriors have decided to skip the traditional White House visit post-championship after a unanimous vote.
Usually when pro athletes win their big title, they are thrilled to visit the president at the White House to celebrate as the Warriors did back in 2015 with President Obama after their fourth championship title.
That is not the case with Trump.
One of the best three point shooters to every play the game, Stephen Curry, along with many fellow teammates, have been anti-Trump since the beginning. Curry has previously said that Trump is an asset “if you remove the ‘et.”
In a statement, veteran forward David West said, “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.”
One Warrior, Andre Iguodala, told USA Today Sports that they are going to do whatever their leader, Curry, does. Even the team’s head coach, Steve Kerr, has criticized the President on his Muslim-ban executive order. He has also openly voiced his dread over Trump’s election back in November.
Although the Patriots decided to attend their White House visit, who have a much longer roster than the winning NBA team, this is still a huge slap in the face to Trump.
Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, sent out a tweet invite to the new champions as she didn’t want the Warriors to feel unwelcome in the White House.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 13, 2017
Trump’s White House did receive a visit from the NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers earlier this week to celebrate their historic 35 to 31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Are you with the Warriors on this one?