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President Trump withdraws Warriors' White House invitation

October 18 2017, 11:06 | Van Peters

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Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he had "withdrawn" his invitation to the Warriors to visit the White House and celebrate their 2017 championship win.

On Friday, Warriors star Steph Curry said that he did not want to visit the White House, saying that he wanted to use his platform as an athlete to speak out that he does not stand for the same things as President Donald Trump.

In the National Basketball Association, there has been a long-held tradition of championship-winning teams making a visit to the White House in Washington, D.C. As most hoops fans know, the Golden State Warriors claimed the Larry O'Brien trophy last season.

"I don't want to go", Curry said when asked about the possibility of his team visiting the White House to honor their 2017 title.

Warriors players, along with head coach Steve Kerr, had indicated they were opposed to going to the Washington, D.C. and meeting with President Trump, due to some of his conservative agenda. What makes things more interesting is there was never a formal invite in place for the Warriors, which makes Trump's tweet that much more head scratching.

The president responded to criticism in his usual mature and dignified manner, giving Curry some of the Trump patented "You're-not-dumping-me-I'm-dumping-you".

"I don't want to go", Curry told reporters. He's fired. He's fired!' " Trump said on Friday during a speech in Alabama. "That's my nucleus of my belief".

"So for us to just really take the time to understand the magnitude of this decision and the right thing to do, the right way to go about it is important".

Hill also retweeted - and added an answer - to pundit Ryan Lizza, who tweeted: "Trump has now attacked Jemele Hill, Colin Kaepernick, & Stephen Curry".

Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!

Well, as per tradition, the NBA Champions are set to visit the White House for a day with Donald Trump.

The Warriors wouldn't be the first team to skip a trip to the White House through a variety of occupants.



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