Will NBA champion Warriors skip White House visit?

Will NBA champion Warriors skip White House visit?

The Golden State Warriors, fresh off an NBA Finals win Monday night, face a decision on whether to partake in a White House visit to celebrate their title.

The champions and championship teams of major American sports leagues traditionally head to Washington to meet with the president after their victory, but 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.’ ”

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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 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots became the first sports team to visit Trump in the White House in April, although a number of players skipped the event in protest of Trump.

Trump also hosted the NCAA football champions, the Clemson Tigers, this week.

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

Updated at 10:06 a.m.