Warriors Skips White House Visit w/ Trump, Meet w/ Former President Obama
The 2018 NBA champions, Golden State Warriors, last season declined to visit Trump and his administration for their championship celebration. Instead, during the team’s away trip to Washington D.C., the team had a quick visit with former President, Barack Obama.
Last night, a photo began to circulate showing the NBA champs meeting with Obama in his D.C. office. Reportedly, the visit lasted an hour.
Looks like the Warriors paid a visit to President Barack Obama during their visit to Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/D5PSwjc3Gl
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 25, 2019
Kevin Durant commented about his visit with Obama,
“It was amazing.”
Warrior forward Draymond Green stated,
“It was good. A private team meeting, team event, it was good.”
See the clip of Golden State head coach, Steve Kerr commenting about the visit.
Steve Kerr “happy” the Warriors players met with President Obama. But Kerr declined to talk any further pic.twitter.com/YQYNcq8nHi
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 25, 2019
Seems as the team is trying to tread lightly when it comes to politics this season. In past, Warrior’s guard, Steph Curry, doubled down on his decision that he wants nothing to do with the current President and his administration.
“That we don’t stand for basically what our president … the things that he said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right terms that we won’t stand for it. And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to.”
At the time, Trump responded to Curry’s comments by withdrawing the White House’s invitation,
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Obama or Trump, who would you prefer to visit? Let us know in the comments!