As a tradition, winners from the top sports in America make a trip to the White House to be congratulated by the President. Back in February, when the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, multiple players from the team decided to opt out of the White House visit, including star player Tom Brady.
Now that the Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Championship it’s their turn to visit the White House, although their number one player has just announced he doesn’t plan on visiting Donald Trump.
“Somebody asked me about it 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,” Curry told reporters. “But, obviously as a team, we’re going to have a conversation.”
The Warriors might just take it a step further than the Patriots and opt out as a whole team. On Tuesday the team released a statement saying that it hadn’t yet reached a decision on a White House visit.
Curry has criticized Trump in the past. Back in February, when Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said having Trump in the White House was a “real asset” to the country, Curry responded by telling Mercury News that he agreed “if you remove the ‘et’ from asset.”
“I spent all day yesterday on the phone with countless people at Under Armour, countless people in Kevin Plank’s camp, my team, trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue,” Curry said at the time.