Much has been made about whether or not the Golden State Warriors will visit the White House. The decision has been made. President Trump withdraws the White House invitation to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. First Kevin Durant fired off by saying he’d decline the invitation because, “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”
“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant, who said it wasn’t an organizational decision. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”
Steph Curry was asked what a White House visit would mean.
Easily the most forceful answer at Warriors Media Day on the White House decision has come from Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/01av461eCZ
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 22, 2017
“[It means] that we don’t stand for basically what our president has — the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said at the right times — that we won’t stand for it,” Curry said during Warriors media day on Friday, according to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater. “By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country, what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye toward. It’s not just the act of not going, there are things you have to do in the back end that you have to push that message into motion.
“You can talk about all the different personalities that have said things and done things — from Kaepernick to what happened with Michael Bennet to all sorts of examples of what has gone on in our country that has led to change. We’re all trying to do what we can using our platforms, using our opportunities to shed light on that. That’s kind of where I stand on that. I don’t think us going to the White House will miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
Well, President Trump has responded to the Golden State Warriors not seeming to want to visit the White House.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
That takes care of whether or not we will see the Warriors in the White House.