- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Golden State Warriors released a statement saying no decision had been made if they would visit the White House to celebrate their NBA championship, but point guard Stephen Curry told reporters Wednesday he wouldn’t go. 

“Somebody asked me about (going to the White House) 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 said. “But, obviously as a team, we’re going to have a conversation.”

Curry and other members of the Warriors have been outspoken critics of President Trump in the past. Coach Steve Kerr has called Trump a “blowhard” who isn’t suited to be president.

The Warriors, though, have to be invited in the first place, which has also yet to happen. Teams traditionally go to the White House after winning a championship. 

In his term, Trump has already hosted the New England Patriots and the Clemson Tigers.

Pittsburgh Penguins President David Morehouse said his team “would never turn down a visit to the White House.” The Penguins recently beat the Nashville Predators to win the Stanley Cup. 

Curry said the Warriors need to enjoy the moment of winning a championship and “nothing should detract what we were able to accomplish together.”

“The different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship winning teams, we don’t want that to taint what we’ve accomplished this year,” Curry said. “So we’ll handle (visiting the White House) accordingly and responsibly and do the right thing for us individually and as a group.” 

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