The Golden State Warriors Unanimously Decided Against Visiting Trump White House

Golden State Warriors players, coaches and owners hold up the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017.

The news that the team would skip the invitation from President Donald Trump for the annual photo op wasn't much of a surprise, this after Warriors player Shaun Livingston went on record saying he meant to skip.

Their decision was a resounding no.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins would never turn down a visit to the White House and, if invited, we would go as a team", David Morehouse, the team's CEO and president, said in a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday.

Earlier this week, the Clemson Tigers - the NCAA College Football champions - were there. Warriors vs. Cavs Game 5Head coach Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry have been critical of President Trump in the past.

One player, Shaun Livingston, is already on record as saying he would not go to the White House, according to NBC Sports Bay Area.

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And David West, who almost brawled with Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson in Monday night's game, offered his thoughts on the day after the election.

Given the Warriors' extended and sustained criticism of Trump, it's not surprising that they've now taken the ultimate stand by refusing to even visit him.

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently won their second Stanley Cup Championship, Sunday and there has been no word on whether or not the team plans to make a trip to the White House. (Sure, the first thing they did after Kevin Durant failed at crushing beers was to talk about the White House immediately-that's sarcasm font).

"That visit is more than how you feel about the current administration".

"I don't care what side of the political spectrum you're on", Kerr said.

After seeing the mixed messages, I reached out to my friends with the team and got absolute clarity. "We try to talk our young people into being accepting of other people's opinions and other people's walks of life". Honestly, I'm just going to go and enjoy the moment, just take it all in.

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