On Saturday, Trump tweeted that Stephen Curry was no longer welcome at the White House after the Golden State Warriors won the championship.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Shortly after Trump’s tweet, LeBron James called out Trump saying:
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Traditionally, NBA teams that win the championship usually pay a visit to the White House. However, the Golden State Warriors have been hesitant on their visit since they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This week, Curry revealed that he didn’t want his team to go to the White House because of Trump.
Curry stated,“We basically don’t stand for what our president has said, and the things he hasn’t said at the right time. By not going, hopefully, it will inspire some change for what we tolerate in this country and what we stand for, what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye toward,”
He continued, “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have do on the back end to push that message into motion. You can talk about all the different personalities that have said things and done things from [Colin] Kaepernick to what happened with Michael Bennett to all sorts of examples of what has gone on in our country that has led to change.”
“We’re all trying to do what we can, using our platforms, our opportunities, to shed light on it. I don’t think not going to the White House will miraculously make everything better. But this is my opportunity to voice that.”
LeBron explained his tweet in further detail a video below:
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 23, 2017
The Golden State Warriors have decided to not visit the White House. In a statement, the team announced they will be celebrating “equality, diversity, and inclusion” rather than visiting the White House.
You can read the full statement below:
Statement from the Golden State Warriors: pic.twitter.com/6kk6ofdu9X
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) September 23, 2017
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