Golden State Warriors, who shunned White House invitation last year, meet with former president Barack Obama
The Golden State Warriors who refused to visit Trump in the White House, were comfortable with meeting former president Barack Obama
The Golden State Warriors met with former president Barack Obama Thursday ahead of their game against the Wizards. News of their visit broke out when a staff member of the Warriors' team put up a picture on Instagram, of the team and Obama together. The post was up for a few minutes before being deleted, but not before a Mercury News reporter got a glimpse of it, which he then promptly reposted to Twitter.
The Golden State Warriors decided to not visit President Donald Trump in 2018 after winning the championship, and it seems 2019 will continue in that trend. The Golden State Warriors were invited to the White House by President Trump last year in order to celebrate their win in the championship. But Stephen Curry and his team rejected the offer from the president, who wasted no time in taking to Twitter and retracting his invitation to the team.
Looks like the Warriors paid a visit to President Barack Obama during their visit to Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/D5PSwjc3Gl— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 25, 2019
With their refusal to visit the White House after winning the Championship in 2018, President Donald Trump withdrew his invitation to the Golden State Warriors, saying Curry was hesitating. Scathing messages were exchanged in true Donald Trump fashion, via Twitter.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Curry was quickly backed up by teammates with LeBron James saying the whole team voted not to go, and that they would have if anyone else was president other than Trump. A team official told ESPN, Curry, who has been friends with Obama for some time now, had arranged for the team to meet with the former president. But when asked about how the meeting came to be, Curry pretended not to have any idea about the matter, which was pretty much the same reply going around the team. Coach Steve Kerr wasn't able to participate in the meeting, but didn't feel left out. Instead, he was elated his team could meet with Obama.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
On being questioned about the meeting with the President, Draymond Green told ESPN it was a private meeting, and was a good team event. After their game Thursday, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, met with Green and was able to snap a pic of them together.