Following their championship victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are still undecided about whether they’ll visit the White House.
According to the RealGM Wiretap, there were several reports circulating on Tuesday morning that claimed the team had unanimously voted against visiting the White House. USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt later contradicted these claims on Twitter, writing: “reports right now on Warriors not going to White House are untrue; team hasn’t received invitation or discussed.”
It appears that CNBC’s Josh Brown was one of the first people to report on the possibility of a boycott early Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, the rumors now appear to be unfounded.
As NYMag pointed out, the rumors of a boycott started almost ‘immediately
‘ after the Warriors won the title. But, if the team does choose to skip the traditional White House visit, it would not be entirely surprising. Co-captain Steph Curry made headlines earlier this season when he suggested that President Trump was an ‘ass’
, and coach Steve Kerr also publicly criticized the President, saying Trump was ‘ill-suited
‘ for the position.
When asked for comment, the Warriors released the following statement
“Today is all about celebrating our championship. We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary.”
While there is support for a boycott, it’s not unanimous. Several internet commentators have pushed for Draymond Green to meet with the President at the earliest possible opportunity, though these requests are mostly due to Draymond’s history of kicking people in the testicles