Ever since winning the 2017 NBA championship, the Golden State Warriors have been vocal in their disinterest in meeting President Trump at the White House. After both Steph Curry and Kevin Durant confirmed they wouldn’t be attending, Trump withdrew the invitation.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
Head coach Steve Kerr left it up to his all-star team to determine how they’d spend their time in the nation’s capital, with the crew of ballers choosing to visit local schools instead of the oval office, according to ESPN.
“It’s their championship. They got dis-invited to the White House, so it’s up to them what they wanted to do. So they made their plans,” Kerr told ESPN. “I want the players to have a good day and to do something positive and to enjoy what they’re doing.”
“At the end of the day, it’s about us celebrating a championship, so there’s no point in getting into the political stuff and all that,” forward Draymond Green told the sports site. “It’s about something we did great. Why make it about [politics]?”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.