The Golden State Warriors are champions. It’s an enormous honor that comes with a great number of privileges, and it also comes with a customary White House visit. Under Donald Trump’s administration, there is serious question whether the Warriors will choose to visit as champions or skip the trip all together.
No championship team has skipped its White House appearance yet. Some Patriots players chose not to attend citing political reason, but a majority of the team still visited. Clemson football visited with no notable absences, while South Carolina’s women’s basketball team has said they plan to visit, too. (North Carolina’s men’s team hasn’t given clear indication either way, though Roy Williams once did criticize Trump’s tweeting.)
Right now, they haven’t received an invitation and aren’t making any decisions about it yet, per a team statement.
Today is all about celebrating our championship. We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary.
However, there are reasons to believe that the Warriors would decline such an offer. Here are three figures who have criticized him in the Golden State locker room.
Kerr spent much of his childhood in the Middle East and lost his father due to terrorism, giving him a unique perspective. When Trump
Article source: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/6/13/15790448/warriors-white-house-donald-trump-visit
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