Pelosi invites NBA champion Warriors to visit Capitol

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday invited the Golden State Warriors to visit the Capitol, amid speculation that the NBA champions may skip the traditional White House visit.

“The @Warriors' leadership is inspiring. I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol. #DubNation,” Pelosi tweeted. Her district, in San Francisco, is just minutes from the team’s Oakland base.

Speculation has risen since the Warriors’ Monday night championship victory that the team may skip out on meeting the president, as NBA champions traditionally do.


Key members of the Warriors have been vocally opposed to President Trump during the campaign and since his election. Head coach Steve Kerr criticized his executive order on travel, and star player Stephen Curry said Trump is an asset “if you remove the ‘et.’ ”

Forward David West said earlier this year of Trump: “All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of doing.”

CNBC analyst Josh Brown tweeted that the Warriors are skipping the White House visit, although it was unclear what reports he was citing. A spokesman told ABC the team had no comment on reports that they would skip the White House trip.

The Warriors on Monday night defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship, their second in three years.