Warriors release official statement on potential White House visit

Hope Soto
June 15, 2017

After handily beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday, the Golden State Warriors have chose to skip the traditional post-championship White House visit after a unanimous vote, according to reports. I can't wait to work with him again and have him around our team.

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". Other prominent figures across the NBA have not been shy about criticizing Trump either, which only served to further heighten uncertainty about whether pro basketball's champs would visit the White House whether or not the Warriors or another team ended up winning the title.

The Mercury News went ahead and got a statement from the Warriors organization itself on Tuesday morning: "We have not been invited to the White House".

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently won their second Stanley Cup Championship on Sunday and there has been no word on whether or not the team plans to make a trip to the White House. However, numerous Patriots' team members along with the coach and owners, who are close with Trump, went to the White House visit.

At this point, The Donald is probably so salty over the fact that the Warriors most likely would decline his invitation that he won't even extend one.

"This whole fairy tale about this post-racial utopia that Obama supposedly created is all bull", West said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "Today is about celebrating", said Raymond Ridder, the Warriors' vice president of communications, in an interview with FOX Business.

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The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback past year.

"We have not been invited to the White House".

League sources confirmed to FOX Business that reports the Warriors have chose to skip the trip are false. After failing to take down the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, the Golden state Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in this season.

Kerr has taken several digs at the Trump administration's penchant for incendiary rhetoric and aversion to facts.

"This feels better than any check I ever signed", West told reporters afterward.

Back in February, Golden State star Stephen Curry said he thought Trump was an asset to the country - " "if you remove the 'et, '" Curry said.

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