According to reports, the Golden State Warriors are refusing to take part in the tradition of visiting the White House after they won their second NBA championship this Monday night.
Although the team hasn’t officially commented, sources say that they unanimously decided not to partake in any congratulatory activities with President Trump.
NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr is know for his outspoken critiques of Trump. Earlier this year, player David West slammed Trump for being a poor role model.
“All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things that someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of being,” West said, according to The Mercury News. “We try to talk our young people out of being bullies. We try to talk our young men out of disrespecting women. We try to talk our young people into being accepting of other people’s opinions and other people’s walks of life.”
“He is the complete opposite of all of that,” he added.
West said Trump’s election brought out an element of bigotry in society “that a lot of folks assumed was dead.”
“But what Donald Trump did was, he reached for a demographic of people who responded to some of the most infantile, non-decent language that you could expect coming from a president candidate,” West said. “Folks bit.”
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