On Tuesday, rumors that the Golden State Warriors had unanimously decided as a team to skip this year’s customary White House visit as NBA champions went viral, but the team eventually denied that any decision had been made regarding the matter. A few days later, team leader Steph Curry, who has been critical of Trump’s presidency, spoke to the media and told them that he probably wasn’t going to White House later this year.
Via USA Today.
“Somebody asked me about (going to the White House) a couple of months ago, like a hypothetical, if the championship were to happen would I do it and I think I answered ‘I wouldn’t go’. I still feel like that today,” he said. “But, obviously as a team, we’re going to have a conversation.
In an appearance on the Fox Business Channel,, FS1 host Jason Whitlock called Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors “cowardly and un-American” for simply ignoring the President and not trying to engage him with civil discourse.
“This is a San Francisco, Silicon Valley-based basketball team. Steph Curry is part of that culture that instead of engaging with people we disagree with, we want to eliminate people we disagree with. American has never been about that. That’s not a healthy strategy. If Steph Curry and members of the Golden State Warriors have strong disagreements with President Trump, they should go engage him in debate and discussion, and make their disagreements known to him, and give him an opportunity to react. This whole thing of resist, and we’re not going to deal with this person, and we’re going to ignore this person, it’s unhealthy, it’s un-American, it’s really cowardly. I like Steph Curry a lot, but he is a young person being led astray by social media and people in this country that just want to overthrow everything.”
While I don’t agree with Whitlock on many things, the Warriors have an opportunity to voice their concerns directly to the President. Not many people have a chance to do that in their lifetime.
h/t Total Pro Sports