The Golden State Warriors Are Undecided On Visit To Trump’s White House
After defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship is Donald Trump next on their deny list?
Last night, the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games on their home court in the Bay Area. As is customary for any championship winning team, a visit to be congratulated by the President of the United States is next up for the Splash Brothers, Kevin Durant and co. But what we don’t know—and what there is high speculation brewing around—is if the Warriors will actually make the traditional visit to the White House.
According to ESPN’s The Undefeated, while the team is all about “celebrating our championship,” the Dubs “will make those decisions when and if necessary.” The last time the Warriors, sans Kevin Durant, went to our nation’s capital, it was when former President Barack Obama was in office. The visit featured a few moments of brevity and lightheartedness that showed how good of a sport Obama was. Meanwhile, the team’s owner, Joe Lacob was asked about a potential visit during an interview ESPN’s First Take.
“I can’t believe we’re getting this question, already,” Lacob said. “But honestly, that’s something we’ll worry about at the time. That’s a long time from now.”
Rumors about the team’s decision sprouted after a CNBC analyst tweeted that the team unanimously decided to skip the White House visit. An inaccurate statement if there ever was one. Most of the team’s players have not publicly commented on whether or not they will make the trip because they just won their second NBA title in the last three years, and probably want to enjoy it for a while. The only player, David West, who has been outspoken in his disapproval of Trump, to speak on the matter has said that he’d “probably” decline the opportunity.
“I don’t know. I probably won’t,” West said. “But I’m going to enjoy this. They’re going to have to get me down from this cloud. I can’t describe it.”
The Bay Area is a well-known hotbed of civil disobedience, as it served as the birthplace of The Black Panther Movement and has been a place where protests live to fight against a corrupt system. With these facts known about Trump’s “racist, misogynistic” attributes will the Golden State Warriors succumb to celebritized pressure to visit the White House or will they take a stand and ride with the people?
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