by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport
For the record, the 2017 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors
have not yet
made an official decision about going to the White House.
In fact, they haven't even been extended an invitation. They said that they'll make that decision "when and if necessary". Right now they're concerned about celebrating their 5th championship in franchise history.
Today is all about celebrating our championship," the team said in a statement Tuesday. "We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary.
Somehow that message turned into the Golden State Warriors will not visit the White House.
Truth is, they probably won't especially knowing their stance on social issues like police brutality, racism, sexism and many other issues.
Veteran forward David West, who has been outspoken in his disapproval of President Donald Trump, told The Undefeated's Marc Spears on Monday night that he "probably" will decline the opportunity.
"I don't know. I probably won't," West said. "But I'm going to enjoy this. They're going to have to get me down from this cloud. I can't describe it."
Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed his disappointment with the election results last November, saying after the election that Trump regularly used "racist, misogynist, insulting words" during his campaign.
So, do we expect the Warriors to get an invitation? Well, no. If they do, will they go? Likely, no. Do they care? Heck no.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the CEO of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins
said his team would accept an invitation
to the White House.
Are we surprised? No.
Anyway, congrats to the Golden State Warriors.