As soon as the Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA championship, people were speculating about whether or not the team will visit the White House and President Trump which is tradition for a major sporting team after winning a championship. Apparently the Warriors took a team vote and have opted to not take advantage of the opportunity to visit the White House. Here is what people had to say about the Warriors decision.
When you're enjoying your championship, but then remember you gotta visit Trump at the White House pic.twitter.com/SbdY3VVwWD
— Warriors (@TheCity73) June 13, 2017
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 13, 2017
— Intellectual Killah (@IAmPhillyC) June 13, 2017
This politicization of sport is toxic. Nothing good will come from this. https://t.co/w7020crL8v
— erik willey (@erikwill) June 13, 2017
.@warriors send Matt Barnes to the White House and nobody else
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) June 13, 2017
The NBA season isn't over until Pete Souza tweets this pic after the Warriors announce they are declining the White House invitation. pic.twitter.com/FN34BQm2DV
— Copy McPasty, Writer (@KashannKilson) June 13, 2017
— E5QUIRE (@Dj_E5QUIRE) June 13, 2017
The Golden State Warriors voted unanimously to skip their entire visit to Donald Trump's White House.
As woke as any team in sports.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 13, 2017
Me last night: Fuck Warriors. KD is a sellout. The NBA is rigged.
Me after seeing they unanimously voted to skip out on Trump's White House: pic.twitter.com/rLsBVUj2iB
— 💅🏽 (@MADBLACKTHOT) June 13, 2017
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 13, 2017
— Kayla/Marie(a)🏳️🌈 (@Maria_Giesela) June 13, 2017
Interesting how only two years ago people lost their dang minds when New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, opted out of the White House visit but now no one seems to care or are accepting of the whole Warriors team skipping out on the White House visit. Granted most of the team already visited the White House two years ago when they won the championship, so this wouldn't be a new experience for them. But even if you don't agree with the person who is currently in the White House, you should still respect the position of President of the United States and show up when invited. I guess when the Warriors inevitably win the championship again next year we will see if the players have changed their minds.