Penguins to visit White House; Warriors will decide ‘when and if’ there’s an invitation


Will the Warriors be bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy for a visit with President Trump? (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Hours after winning the NBA championship, the Golden State Warriors answered the question about whether, after criticism of President Trump by their coach and one of their star players, they will visit the White House.

The answer? That they will decide “when and if” they receive an invitation. So far — and it’s very early — they have not.

“Today is all about celebrating our championship,” the Warriors said in a statement. “We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary.”

The statement comes after a tweet from CNBC’s Josh Brown, who wrote, “NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.” Those reports could not be found.

A visit to the White House likely would come the next time the Warriors, a Western Conference team, play the Washington Wizards. The schedule for next season has not yet been released.

The Penguins, who won their second consecutive Stanley Cup on Sunday night, know what their RSVP would say.

“The Pittsburgh Penguins would never

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/06/13/penguins-to-visit-white-house-warriors-will-decide-when-and-if-theres-an-invitation/

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