In the United States, it is tradition for champion sports teams to visit the president at the White House. In 2017, Super Bowl champs New England Patriots and World Series champs Chicago Cubs visited the White House to meet President Donald Trump.
The Golden State Warriors recently celebrated a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals earlier this year. An answer to the big question remains: Will the championship team visit Trump at the White House?
Although the team has not yet officially been invited, Finals MVP Kevin Durant announced that he will not attend a White House visit if the team receives an invitation. It is unclear if the rest of the team members will participate in the possible visit.
According to Fox News, Durant stated in an interview with ESPN, “Nah, I won’t do that. I don’t respect who’s in office right now. I don’t agree with what [Trump] agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that. That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”
This news comes shortly after another NBA star, Lebron James, publicly expressed his opinion against President Trump. Previously, other members in the NBA have also targeted Trump. As one ESPN host stated, “If there was one league that we knew was in strong opposition to the White House, it’s [the NBA].”
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