#WokeWarriors: Golden State Warriors Vote To Skip White House Visit

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The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night.

Kerr, who has visited the White House both as a championship player and coach, has also criticized Trump and his qualifications to be president.

Their decision was a resounding no.

Via multiple reports, the Warriors already have decided as a team to not go.

In 2015, The Warriors secured their title against The Cavaliers and paid former President Barack Obama a visit in the office.

The biggest question is whether the team will see a White House visit as a chance to engage in discussion with the president, or a political statement. Steve Kerr, who is the coach of the Warriors, was the GM of the Suns from 2007 until 2010.

Check out some of the reactions to the Golden State Warriors White House snub via Twitter below and on the following pages. They have not yet been invited to the White House to be honored by President Trump. "We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary". "I've never really been to the White House". And pretty much everyone from David West to Shaun Livingston has denounced the man.

"You don't see some of the qualities you talk about, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the compassion", Kerr said when asked if an National Basketball Association coach could succeed with a Trump-like approach.

"That visit is more than how you feel about the current administration. We try to talk our young people into being accepting of other people's opinions and other people's walks of life".

However, The Warriors are not the only ones avoiding the White House. Winning sports teams, even though they expect it and usually do get it, still have to be formally invited to the White House to meet the President. The team is right - today should indeed be all about celebrating their championship, but it just so happens that that championship was won in 2017, in one of the most politically charged and polarizing periods in modern American history.



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