The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in just five games winning the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena, on June 12, 2017. Less than 24 hours after winning the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday night, the Warriors strongly agreed not to visit the White House.
The Warriors visited the White House when they won the 2015 NBA Finals, when Barack Obama was president. However, several players did not feel comfortable meeting with President Trump because of the racial profiling he did before and after he won the election. According to The Independent, other sports teams have avoided trips to the White House.
The newly crowned NBA champs stated that they have not been extended an invitation to the White House. The Warriors believe that visiting the president is not more important than celebrating their championship.
Right now, the Warriors are all about celebrating. They will worry about visiting the president once they receive an invitation, until then there are no decisions to be made.
Although it is still unclear whether they will decide to skip an invitation to the White House, there are signs to suggest they may.
Written by Kayla Burnett
Edited by Cathy Milne
USA TODAY: Why NBA champion Warriors could skip visit to Trump White House
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.com: Warriors deny they’ve made decision on white House visit
The Root: Will NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Visit the White House?
INDEPENDENT: Will Golden State Warriors visit Trump’s White House? NBA Champions yet to make decision as they await invite
Featured and Top Image Courtesy of Keith Allison’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License