Will the Warriors Visit the White House?

Hazel Gray
June 14, 2017

But if the Warriors do want to make a larger statement, they could theoretically take Pelosi up on her offer and skip the White House visit.

The Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding a potential White House visit to celebrate their National Basketball Association title.

The Warriors claimed their second title in three years after defeating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the best of seven series. The statement added the organization would make those decisions when and if necessary.

While a Warriors spokesperson has denied these reports, that hasn't stopped anyone from asking questions about what it would mean for our team and for our state if the Warriors were to boycott their meet-and-greet with the prez.

The Warriors' rejection of the White House's invitation builds on the sentiment expressed by several New England Patriots who announced they would not attend the Trump White House ceremony in April.

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr has been openly critical of President Donald Trump, especially the President's proposed travel ban to six Muslim-majority nations.

Nancy Pelosi tweeted that she we would "be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol".

"Today is about celebrating our championship".

Kerr called Trump "ill-suited" for the office of the presidency in February as well.

Championship celebrations at the White House have become a tradition in American sports, with the first believed to have occurred in 1925 when President Calvin Coolidge hosted the Washington Senators. Steph Curry, in response to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's comments that Trump was an asset to the business community, quipped that he agreed if "you remove "et" from asset".

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