Steph Curry doesn’t want to visit the White House
Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry said on Wednesday that he has hasn’t warmed to the idea of visiting the White House in the wake of the team’s latest championship victory.
“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.”
Curry’s comments come amid speculation as to whether the Warriors will accept an invitation to visit the White House after their Monday night win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The team released a statement on Tuesday, saying that it hadn’t yet reached a decision on a White House visit.
Curry has been critical of President Trump in the past. When Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said in February that having Trump in the White House was a “real asset” to the country, Curry told the 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.
Curry isn’t the only Warriors team member to speak out in opposition to Trump. The team’s coach, Steve Kerr, slammed the president’s travel ban executive order in January as a “horrible idea,” and forward David West called Trump’s election “disheartening.”
Since taking office, Trump has hosted the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at the White House, as well as college football national champions the Clemson Tigers.
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