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Golden State Warriors Allegedly Opt to Skip Customary White House Visit

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kevin Durant #35 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to take home the NBA championship Monday night in a 129-120 victory. It was the Warriors’ second title in the three seasons, and the third consecutive year Golden State and Cleveland faced off for the NBA Finals trophy.

Championship titles generally come with a visit to the White House, however, Raw Story reports the team plans to skip that custom.

Golden State has yet to confirm the decision.

A team representative declined to comment on the news, which started circulating online early Tuesday.

If the allegations are true, the Warriors wouldn’t be the first group of pro athletes who have opted to distance themselves from Trump. Following the presidential election in November, three NBA teams took a political stand by refusing not to stay at Donald Trump-branded hotels.

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