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Report: Warriors win NBA Finals, unanimously refuse to attend White House celebration

NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant (left) and Steph Curry (right) are reveling in their newly won championship, and they don’t want to share any of their success with President Trump, according to new reports. (AP Photo)

This story has been updated.

The Golden State Warriors reached the summit in the second time in three years by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win the NBA Finals. It was competitive at times during the series, but all in all, the Kevin Durant flexed on LeBron James and got the better of him to win the Finals MVP.

Now that they’ve been crowned champions, the Warriors unanimously refused to attend the White House celebration because of Donald Trump according to multiple reports.

The tradition that dates back to 1865 started with President Andrew Johnson inviting amateur baseball clubs like the Brooklyn Athletics and Washington Nationals. The first NBA team to visit the White House were then-NBA Champion Boston Celtics under President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

However, we had to expect this outcome regardless of who won the NBA Finals this year. The NBA is one of the most anti-Trump professional leagues that exist.

Warriors point guard Steph Curry said Trump was an “asset” if you remove the “et.” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called Trump a “blowhard” and thought he was “ill-suited” for office.

LeBron James as well as his Cavaliers teammate J.R. Smith campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Ohio. James even penned an op-ed in Business Insider about why he was endorsing Clinton.

While Trump has had visits from other sports teams such as the New England Patriots and Clemson Tigers football team, he may have to get used to fewer and fewer teams visiting the White House.

UPDATE: The Golden State Warriors released a statement denying the rumors of whether they would attend the White House, saying, “we have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary.”


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