The major story this morning around the Golden State Warriors was that the team had unanimously agreed to skip their White House visit as a boycott against Donald Trump. Following the locker room celebration is the grand parade to honor the team.
According to reports from the U.S., the Golden State Warriors' players, who just won the NBA Finals, unanimously chose to boycott the traditional visit to the White House commemorating their championship. 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.
That statement has since been released and says, "Today is all about celebrating our championship".
Pete Souza, the White House photographer under former President Barack Obama who has been known to troll the Trump White House with social media posts, pointed out that Curry was more than happy to visit the White House when Obama was in office.
"'I really feel that my views would keep me from going and visiting", Livingston said in February.
Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay
The decision will come as a relief to the more than 11,000 people from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain living in Qatar. Saudi Arabia and allies including the UAE and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, severing air, sea and land links.
Other basketball stars might disagree with the Warrior's should they skip a White House trip.
So, no. The Warriors haven't declined any invitations to the White House - because they haven't even been invited to the White House. The team, according to later reports, has not yet received an invitation or made a formal decision on whether they will be doing a photo op with Trump.
"All the tactics he used to get elected are the very things that someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things we try to talk our young folks out of being", he said.
And for their part, so many coaches and players and executives for the Warriors have spoken out publicly on Trump over the past year.
We also, by the way, don't know if Trump will actually invite the Golden State Warriors since he may take the proactive step of acting like he doesn't want to meet with them. Honestly, I'm just going to go and enjoy the moment, just take it all in.
This is not the first time professional athletes have protested Trump's presidency.