Golden State star Stephen Curry: no plans to visit Trump White House

Lynette Rowe
June 18, 2017

"Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen, what would I do", Curry said. "I still feel that way today".

Following Trump's electoral win in November, much of the dismay expressed in the sports world came from National Basketball Association coaches, including Golden State's Steve Kerr, and players. He described himself as a Warriors fan since elementary school.

Curry, who grew up in Charlotte and starred for Davidson, expressed concern in February when Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, the shoe and apparel company Curry endorses, called Trump an "asset" to the country.

"We have a whole team of humble Warriors and then we have one guy in Draymond who stirs the pot", Kerr said. "Hell, nah", he said (via USA Today). It's somewhat customary for major sports teams, in college and professional ranks, to visit the sitting president at the White House after winning the championship in their sport, as members of the Clemson Tigers college football team did on Monday. "This is a moment we all need to enjoy together", he said.

It was their second championship in three years. "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here. We will handle that accordingly and responsibly, and do the right thing for us individually and as a group".

Series MVP Kevin Durant, who joined the team this season, spoke about the joy of playing for the Warriors, the family atmosphere and what fun it is to play with his new teammates, more fun than a job.

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"There's really no reason that I can see right now that would draw me elsewhere". "That's not what's important, my take on that". "But, obviously as a team, we're going to have a conversation".

"We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does", Iguodala said earlier in the week.

The Golden State Warriors twirled T-shirts over their heads and waved to the crowd from atop double-decker buses as blue and yellow confetti rained down on them during a parade Thursday to celebrate the team's latest championship.

LeBron James, whose Cavaliers won the title past year and fell to the Warriors on Monday, said during a visit to Obama's White House in November that his team would "have to cross that road" if it triumphed again under Trump.

"I remember exactly where I was this time past year, and it wasn't a great feeling", Curry told the crowd at a rally after the parade.

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