CNBC sports personality Josh Brown and others reported on Twitter early this morning that the entire Golden State Warriors have unanimously agreed not to partake in the traditional White House visit, because of their opposition to President Trump:
[embed-1]The two-time champions’ distaste for Trump is no secret, so it wouldn’t be a surprise were the team to announce that it wouldn’t head to D.C. for the customary presidential photo-op. Head coach Steve Kerr called the president a “blowhard” earlier this year. Steph Curry deviated from his sponsor Under Armour to insinuate that Trump was an ass. And pretty much everyone from David West to Shaun Livingston has denounced the man.
But the Warriors’ non-visit would break precedent. The New England Patriots posed with Trump after winning this year’s Super Bowl (though more than a handful of players did not make an appearance).
President Ronald Reagan was the first commander-in-chief to regularly honor sports champions, and only a handful of champs have spurned presidential invites over the years.
A representative for the Warriors
was not immediately available to discuss reports of the team’s alleged decision not to visit Trump. released a statement this morning: “We have not been invited to the White House. Today is all about celebrating our championship. We will make those decisions when and if necessary.”
So, even if it’s true that the players and coaches made some type of decision or pact, the Warriors’ official spokespeople aren’t making any statements.