The National Basketball Association finals have just gone into the record books but the winners of the trophy may be looking at making a political statement.
The Golden State Warriors rebounded from a good old-fashioned ass-beating by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to post a 129-120 win on Monday night after which they were crowned as NBA champions.
But before the fizz had gone off the champagne, reports are out that the Warriors are likely to snub President Donald Trump by declining to make the traditional visit to the White House.
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The NBA champion Golden State Warriors unanimously agreed to skip the customary White House visit, according to reports, although the team hasn’t yet commented.
The Warriors claimed their second title in three seasons Monday night with a 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their opponent in three straight NBA Finals appearances.
But the team, led by superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, unanimously decided not to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump.
A team representative declined to comment on the those reports, which circulated Tuesday morning in the hours after winning the title.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr has ripped Trump as a “blowhard” and “ill-suited” for the office, and player David West said the president was a poor role model.
“All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things that someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of being,” West said. “We try to talk our young people out of being bullies. We try to talk our young men out of disrespecting women. We try to talk our young people into being accepting of other people’s opinions and other people’s walks of life.”
“He is the complete opposite of all of that,” West added.
The White House visit is a longtime tradition for winners of major sports championships.
The ongoing politicization of the games is a big turnoff to fans as the NFL can attest to after the Colin Kaepernick national anthem fiasco.
Sports is an escape valve from the day to day grind and troubles of the world yet multi-millionaire prima donnas are increasingly using their personas to push an extreme left political message that will ultimately result in people tuning out and finding something better to do.