The Golden State Warriors only won the NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers, but don’t expect a unit visit to the White House anytime soon. Initial reports reveal that the Warriors reportedly unanimously chosenot to visit President Donald Trump.
NBA champion Warrior hop-skip the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ ReformedBroker) June 13, 2017
While not yet showed, the news is moderately expected, as the Warriors aren’t exactly Trump love. In an interview with Athletics Exemplified , tutor Steve Kerr called President Trump a “blowhard,” saying that he is “ill-suited” for the presidency.
” I guess being a bully doesnt work today, or at the least it doesnt job coaching. The modern coach has to be much more communicative, flexible, aware, conscientious, all those things. Frankly, I think its why Trump couldnt be more ill-suited to be president, because hes a blowhard ,” Kerr articulated, via USA Today .” You dont encounter some of the qualities “were talking about”, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the empathy. Nothing of that .”
” Has anyone ever thought that Donald Trump was a great leader ?” Kerr went on to ask.
Warriors guard Steph Curry shared a similar feeling. Following Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s description of the president as a” real asset ,” Curry lent his two cents.” I agree with that description, if you remove the’ et, ‘” Curry supposed, according toNBC Sports.
It’s unlikely any of the NBA championship-contending units would’ve met with President Trump this season. Cleveland Cavaliersstar LeBron James was a vocal booster of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 poll, and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovichhas been a coarse critic of Trump.
Regardless, this wouldn’t be the first time musicians have passed up on visiting the president. After prevailing Super Bowl LI, only 34New England Patriots musicians met with President Trump, and plenty of playerspassed on opportunities to meet withPresident Obama andPresidentGeorgeW. Bush.
But if the Golden State Warriors were to decide not tomeet President Trump, the team would send a signal that its entire administration does not approve of the administration. It’s a daring letter, one that other professional units couldfollow.
Update June 13, 4:16 pm: In a statementon Tuesday, the Warriors claimed that it has not been able to takes a decision about inspecting the White House, if such an offering were to be presented.” We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will attain those decisions when and if there is a need .” Team owner Joe Lacob offered a similar sentimentality shortly before the statement was liberated in an interview with ESPN’s First Take.” I can’t believe we’re getting this issue already ,” Lacob read.” But frankly, that’s something we’ll are concerned about at the time. That’s a long time from now .”
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