Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with U.S. president

Kristopher Nichols
June 15, 2017

The Golden State Warriors won the 2016-17 NBA Championship with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 Monday night.

Their decision was a resounding no.

Stockbroker and CNBC personality Josh Brown tweeted that the Warriors would skip the White House visit, citing "reports".

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

Pete Souza, the White House photographer under former President Barack Obama who has been known to troll the Trump White House with social media posts, pointed out that Curry was more than happy to visit the White House when Obama was in office.

In May, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Trump was "ill-suited to be president". Even Donald Trump's favorite athlete, Tom Brady, dropped out at the last minute, which pretty clearly hurt the president's feelings.

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In a February interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Curry, disagreed with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, who called Trump an "asset to the country". That story ended up having more to it, but there are a some reasons why a White House visit by the Patriots is a much different proposition than a visit by the Warriors.

We'll see if Trump extends the invitation, but based on what I've heard from people within the organization, he's not going to like the answer.

Brown later pointed to this tweet from Mike Sington as the source of his claim the Warriors would skip the White House as a team.

David West, stumbling carrying the Larry O'Brien trophy: "I dun got drunk REAL quick". "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't". I can elaborate later on in life; right now I am just trying to enjoy this.

Curry responded to that asset quote, "I agree with that description if you remove the 'et'".

Although Penguins owner Ron Burkle has been a Democratic donor and Morehouse worked for the Clinton Administration and for Al Gore during his 2000 presidential campaign, Morehouse added that celebrating at the White House has little to do with its occupant.

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