The Golden State Warriors still have champagne dripping from their jerseys after soundly beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday, June 12. Following last night's NBA Finals victory, there were reports that the Warriors had voted to skip the annual champions visit to the White House, whenever it will be.
Their decision was a resounding no.
It didn't take the Golden State Warriors long to decide to skip the traditional championship White House visit.
However, controversial policies and statements by President Donald Trump have created uncertainty about the future of White House title celebrations under this administration in some leagues, including in the predominantly African American NBA.
Trump rebuffed one presidential sporting tradition when he declined to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game in March, but the following month he hosted a visit by the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots.
Warriors superstar Stephen Curry got into a disagreement with his sponsor Under Armor over CEO Kevin Plank's description of Trump as a "real asset".
Fortunately for President Trump it's not too awkward for him.
It wasn't the only time - West also talked about how Trump portrays the same qualities that he tries to "talk our young folk out of being" in January.
"If there is a situation where I can look at myself in the mirror and say [Under Armour doesn't] have my best intentions, they don't have the right attitude about taking care of people. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't". "It should be exciting to go with this group of girls", Wilson said in April.
The team later issued a statement saying they'd make a decision on the topic "when and if" it was necessary. Honestly, I'm just going to go and enjoy the moment, just take it all in.
However, The Warriors are not the only ones avoiding the White House.