Reports: Warriors could skip White House ceremony

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

The Golden State Warriors may not be going to the White House for congratulations from President Trump, according to news reports.

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, right, celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday. Durant was named the MVP.
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Less than 24 hours after winning the NBA Finals, there was talk that the Warriors had voted to skip the traditional trip to the White House this year, reports state. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night 129-120 to win the series.

“We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary,” the Warriors said in a statement Tuesday.

CNBC’s Josh Thomas tweeted Tuesday morning: “NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.

Smiles for Obama
When the team won the championship in 2015, they were all smiles when they visited President Barack Obama at the White House.

The Warriors’ decision to forego a presidential shoutout by Trump follows sentiment from some New England Patriots, this year’s Super Bowl winners, who wouldn’t attend a White House ceremony in April.

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