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After the Patriots won the Super Bowl, various reports emerged regarding various players who wouldn’t be attending the traditional visit to the White House. When it comes to the Golden State Warriors, NBA writers won’t have to track down what each guy will or won’t do.

Via multiple reports, the Warriors already have decided as a team to not go.

It would have been pretty awkward if they’d gone; indeed, there’s a chance they wouldn’t have even been invited. Just last month, coach Steve Kerr called President Trump a “blowhard” and “ill-suited” for the office he holds.

“Has anyone ever thought that Donald Trump was a great leader?” Kerr said.

Similarly, Warriors guard Steph Curry reacted to UnderArmour CEO Kevin Plank calling President Trump a “real asset” to the nation by saying, “I agree with that description, if you remove the ‘et’.”

Basketball coaches and players have been far more candid in recent months regarding their political views, and few have shouted them down or stopped watching basketball because of it. Football coaches and players, in turn, have been reluctant to say anything, one way or the other, about things currently happening in the country.

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  1. eazeback says: Jun 13, 2017 9:39 AM

    great move! love it love it love it

  2. redsoxu571 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:40 AM

    It’s disgusting what has happened to political dialogue. Things might be worse than they were in the 19th century, and that’s saying a lot. Add these guys to the list of people who are only hurting and not helping…sigh.

  3. kevster02 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:40 AM

    As a centrist who has voted democrat and republican I think this is great. Trump is the worst.

  4. chrisdmv says: Jun 13, 2017 9:42 AM

    Good… still, KD still soft and he a sellout.

  5. universalcynic says: Jun 13, 2017 9:44 AM

    I really wish the football brass would be more demonstrative on stuff like this. The “we’re just gonna focus on football” thing just rings false after awhile.

  6. niners816 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:47 AM

    The NBA sucks anyways. Bunch of snowflakes.

  7. nhpats says: Jun 13, 2017 9:47 AM

    Why did Steve Kerr think that Trump would even invite them?

  8. sopadegato says: Jun 13, 2017 9:51 AM

    Funny about that, because NBA ratings are down 14% across the board. The Warriors’ own ratings are down 10%.

  9. mongo3401 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:53 AM

    Big deal. Like the world will stop turning. You could eliminate Baskerball and Golf today and I would not miss either

  10. 3xapple says: Jun 13, 2017 9:54 AM

    He’s so soft he scored 39 in the final game and he’s the Finals MVP.

  11. bucks4ever13 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:55 AM

    chrisdmv says:
    Jun 13, 2017 9:42 AM
    Good… still, KD still soft and he a sellout.
    _________________________________________
    You do realize, most of the series he was putting up those offensive numbers against a damn good defender in LBJ, right? Speaking of LBJ, is he a sellout too? I mean, he went chasing rings before KD.

    Anyway, their choice to go or not. At least it’s out of the way. Doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things. They have plenty on their plates before next season at this point.

  12. waldoampere says: Jun 13, 2017 9:56 AM

    “The NBA sucks anyways. Bunch of snowflakes.”

    The NFL is my favorite league but the greatest athletes in the world are in the NBA.

  13. manderson4150 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:57 AM

    Could this be considered racist……predominately black roster, a coach who has no alternative but to support them or lose the team…..

  14. mogogo1 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:57 AM

    A bit easier coming to a unanimous consensus with 15 guys as opposed to the 53 on an NFL roster.

  15. eazeback says: Jun 13, 2017 10:00 AM

    Jun 13, 2017 9:47 AM

    Why did Steve Kerr think that Trump would even invite them?

    ———————————————–
    it wasn’t about if he would or wouldn’t…he got out in front of it and said keep your invite regardless

  16. metitometin says: Jun 13, 2017 10:01 AM

    Good for them. A big middle finger to the bully in chief. Trump can dish it out but can he take it?

  17. Bob says: Jun 13, 2017 10:02 AM

    Can you really turn down something that might never have been offered? In that case, I refuse to date Selena Gomez.

  18. superpatriotsfan says: Jun 13, 2017 10:06 AM

    I usually take my advice on life from some barely high school graduate who plays with a ball for a living.

  19. bigbluefandom says: Jun 13, 2017 10:07 AM

    niners816 says:
    Jun 13, 2017 9:47 AM

    The NBA sucks anyways. Bunch of snowflakes.
    ==================================

    Tough guy posting anonymously from mom’s basement. You want to say this to any NBA player’s face? Macho man who hides behind his computer screen.

  20. godofwine330 says: Jun 13, 2017 10:09 AM

    Great move. I love it. Who thought that Trump was a good leader? The same people who made Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty popular.

    Trump is an embarrassment, and the only people still supporting him are either willfully ignorant, or profiting somehow off of the ridiculous moves he support. It’s good that the Warriors and showing solidarity, but this really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

  21. winningisabrees says: Jun 13, 2017 10:09 AM

    Bruh, people needa turn off CNN, and read more, and educate themselves.

  22. JayZee says: Jun 13, 2017 10:11 AM

    …and you just know the butthurt anti-Kaepernick…pro-Trump fanboys on here are gonna scream bloody murder. Going to the White House for a visit isn’t mandatory. Much respect to the Warriors for “keeping it real” in the midst of everything “fake” nowadays.

  23. feckyerlife says: Jun 13, 2017 10:11 AM

    You are the turd that sounds like a tough guy

    bigbluefandom says:
    Jun 13, 2017 10:07 AM
    niners816 says:
    Jun 13, 2017 9:47 AM

    The NBA sucks anyways. Bunch of snowflakes.
    ==================================

    Tough guy posting anonymously from mom’s basement. You want to say this to any NBA player’s face? Macho man who hides behind his computer screen.

  24. hamlet423 says: Jun 13, 2017 10:11 AM

    The NBA is very different from the NFL. Different player association, different contract structure. Coaches also have a different role. NBA is a player run league.

    I guess you could say the NFL is a coach run league? Or an Owner run league.

    And the owners have spoken.

  25. GenXJ says: Jun 13, 2017 10:18 AM

    Could be another reason warriors shouldn’t have won it.

  26. gromit45 says: Jun 13, 2017 10:19 AM

    Bunch of Egos! It’s a great honor to meet the POTUS even if you disagree or dislike him.

  27. rcoh says: Jun 13, 2017 10:22 AM

    Why do politics have to play in the sports world? Pathetic!

  28. kayes says: Jun 13, 2017 10:23 AM

    KD.. so soft that he will probably go down as a top 12 player ever.

  29. billsfan25 says: Jun 13, 2017 10:24 AM

    “The NFL is my favorite league but the greatest athletes in the world are in the NBA.”
    ___________________________

    True! Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham, et al…very good former college basketball players who could never get a sniff the at the NBA. Yet, they go on to revolutionize the tight end position and Gonzalez and Gates are heading to Canton.

  30. kcflake says: Jun 13, 2017 10:25 AM

    Who Cares if the warriors go the the white house.

  31. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 13, 2017 10:31 AM

    Fact: CNN devotees and FOX News devotees live in two very different realities.

    Thankfully, with sports, we have far more clarity on what really happened (on the field). Everything will be fine with the NFL, unless the league expands to Russia. 🙂

  32. junkmtb says: Jun 13, 2017 10:38 AM

    Great move! Team decision!

  33. denverdave3 says: Jun 13, 2017 10:44 AM

    Well, what would one expect from California teams?

    This is where students destroy colleges and shut down people with whom they disagree and a certain political party commits more shady dealings in presidential elections than the Russians.

    It’s as predictable as gravity

  34. r8dernation says: Jun 13, 2017 10:47 AM

    I praise the Warriors for their decision. I wouldn’t go either. But they will have the same decision to make next year when someone else is sitting on the throne, probably Pence, which really isn’t an upgrade.

  35. burtmustin says: Jun 13, 2017 10:47 AM

    I didn’t vote for Trump, but I would have gone to the White House because it is an honor to be invited there. That stated , I respect the right of anyone not to go and I am thankful I live in a country where you can decide to go or not go and the only people who care about this are on message boards and talk radio.

    Steve Kerr-What a great coach ! The Warriors really turned it on after he returned to replace Mike Brown-sarcasm.

  36. nepatriot1 says: Jun 13, 2017 10:55 AM

    Tony Mazzoratti of 98.5 in Boston said it best, ” republicans are fundamentally terrible people.” Spot on.
    Good for the Warriors, don’t lower yourself to meet the Joker in Chief.

  37. infectorman says: Jun 13, 2017 11:01 AM

    “Basketball coaches and players have been far more candid in recent months regarding their political views, and few have shouted them down or stopped watching basketball because of it.

    Thats cause they’re BASKETBALL PLAYERS and no one cares what their political views are.
    If you;’re looking toward entitled, coddled, multi-millionaire atheletes for your political enlightenment, you’re looking in the wrong place.

    NBA was borderline unwatchable in the 90’s post Jordan era and if anything it has gotten worse since.

    Foul, whistle, shot, foul, drive, foul, whistle, commercial, foul, 3 second violation, foul whistle for 3 flipping hours.
    Thanks, no

  38. clashpoint says: Jun 13, 2017 11:07 AM

    Hmm Drumpf is down to about a 36% approval rating and most of the posts in this thread are clowning him, yet the thumbs are going the other way. I guess the Russians are shy on posting today.

    Drumpf lies more than all the Clintons and Bushes combined. He’s such an embarrassment to America. The Warriors might have played the villains in the NBA playoffs but they’re acting like heroes in this case. Good for them.

  39. dspyank2k11 says: Jun 13, 2017 11:08 AM

    Good, all sports teams should skip the White House visit, the White house has bigger things that they should be taking care of.

  40. stoptrippn says: Jun 13, 2017 11:10 AM

    excellent decision!!!

  41. evilfrasiercrane says: Jun 13, 2017 11:12 AM

    Wow, I won’t be able to sleep now. The Warriors are not going to the White House. A bunch of rich athletes who can’t count to 10. They”ll show the POTUS. And most of them will be broke 3 years out of the league. What a joke.

  42. neight33 says: Jun 13, 2017 11:16 AM

    And this is germane to Football why? Came to hear about the latest in the football realm…Not interested in Politics. ‘Stay in your lane’ (Lavar Ball voice, since we are crossing streams)

  43. NFLexpert says: Jun 13, 2017 11:17 AM

    Who said they were invited….

  44. artvan15 says: Jun 13, 2017 11:17 AM

    Why would the White House want any professional team to show up. They have more important things to deal with.

  45. burtmustin says: Jun 13, 2017 11:20 AM

    nepatriot1 says:
    Jun 13, 2017 10:55 AM
    Tony Mazzoratti of 98.5 in Boston said it best, ” republicans are fundamentally terrible people.” Spot on.

    I think there are terrible people that come from all walks of life regardless of their politics

    And Tony Mazzoratti is a weasel. Rumor has it that he was the voice of Mr. Bill on Saturday Night Live.

  46. JSpicoli says: Jun 13, 2017 11:29 AM

    Wow. Inside one year, I stopped being a Raider fan after 45 years AND same thing for the Warriors now. The W’s just won 2/3 and the Raiders are about to…Life is weird.

    Screw these overpaid babies. If true this is complete anti-American BS.

  47. fatediesel says: Jun 13, 2017 11:36 AM

    While I don’t doubt the Warriors won’t go to the White House the reports that they’ve already made a decision have been debunked and there’s no evidence the Warriors have even discussed whether they’ll go to the White House.

  48. Drunk Uncle says: Jun 13, 2017 11:39 AM

    If they did go, it’d just be lots of awkward silences. Most of the players don’t even speak Russian!

  49. Drunk Uncle says: Jun 13, 2017 11:45 AM

    artvan15 says:

    Why would the White House want any professional team to show up. They have more important things to deal with.
    ========
    Yes, like cabinet meetings where every secretary has to tell Drumpf how happy they are to be in his cabinet. That one really accomplished a lot, might have solved the deficit with that meeting!

  50. southpaw79 says: Jun 13, 2017 12:09 PM

    It is their choice. Nothing wrong there. I can disagree with it but it does not have me lose perspective on what the team accomplished this year. Personally, I would rather they just let themselves and the fans enjoy the victory for a bit longer before they jumped into the politics but….. it’s a free country.

  51. terripet says: Jun 13, 2017 12:18 PM

    Keer your a average coach any coach could of won with that team

  52. gisellichek says: Jun 13, 2017 12:29 PM

    You don’t have to respect the man, but you should respect your country , and the office of the president… this is BS

  53. fjw2 says: Jun 13, 2017 1:14 PM

    nepatriot1 says:
    Jun 13, 2017 10:55 AM
    Tony Mazzoratti of 98.5 in Boston said it best, ” republicans are fundamentally terrible people.” Spot on.
    ————–

    Yeah that guy Abe Lincoln was a terrible person. Spent his life eliminating slavery and died for his work. He was the first Republican president by the way.

  54. eagles512 says: Jun 13, 2017 1:45 PM

    If they really cared about things, go to the White House and talk to the President about your issues. He’s been much more open to speaking with people about helping the inner cities than Obama was.

  55. atthemurph says: Jun 13, 2017 2:21 PM

    The NBA is a league of the inner cities. Almost all the players grow up in the cities. People who live on top of one another are predominantly Democrats or other forms of Socialists.

    So it shouldn’t be a surprise that a team made of of predominantly Democrats/Socialists wouldn’t want to visit a non-Democrat POTUS (he isn’t a Republican which is just the other side of the same coin.)

    I don’t know what Trump is, but what I do know if that the Socialists really hate him, so that tells me that he’s on to something. Not sure what but the enemy of my enemy is probably my friend.

  56. gregfalco15 says: Jun 13, 2017 2:32 PM

    Patriots decided as a team to go to the White House but gave each individual the choice to attend or not. People talked a lot about human rights and freedom of expression and they praised those that skipped the visit and blasted those that attended.

    The Warriors reportedly decide as a team NOT to go to the White House and offer no choice to individual players and staff who might actually like to visit the White House. People again talk about true freedom of expression and human rights and they praise the team and decision makers.

    People keep using the words “freedom and rights”, I do not think it means what they think it means.

  57. metalup666 says: Jun 13, 2017 2:34 PM

    “He’s been much more open to speaking with people about helping the inner cities than Obama was.”

    What????

  58. rugolin says: Jun 13, 2017 2:56 PM

    “The NFL is my favorite league but the greatest athletes in the world are in the NBA.”

    You mean like the GOAT Bull player who retired early from the NBA to play baseball and looked like an uncoordinated little leaguer till we all begged him to stop and go back to the only sport he knew how to play.

  59. shomershabbos says: Jun 13, 2017 3:12 PM

    Excellent decision. President Trump is a profound embarrassment to the country.

  60. bencoates57 says: Jun 13, 2017 4:22 PM

    Are you surprised? Golden State is code for California. If any state should just fall into the ocean. Oh wait, they just might.

  61. eagles512 says: Jun 13, 2017 4:26 PM

    metalup666, Trump was the one meeting with Ray Lewis, Jim Brown, etc to discuss helping the inner cities. Obama didn’t even help his own hometown, let alone the rest of the struggling cities.

  62. 1nationraidernation says: Jun 13, 2017 4:33 PM

    well I am just waiting for trump to respond to himself in the third person, and then tweet something about how this is a fake report, to then appoint Jared in charge of all future sport team meetings, to be followed up by his son saying that nobody has had it tougher than his dad, even if the russians are trying to help him.

  63. bencoates57 says: Jun 13, 2017 4:35 PM

    Trump is not an embarrassment. He is a not a trained politician trying to fix what politicians have broken and/or failed to fix for over 30 years now. To spurn him this way is to take a steaming pile on roughly half the voting population that is suffering enough to cast a ballot for him.

  64. kcflake says: Jun 13, 2017 4:43 PM

    FYI, The golden state warriors put out a statement saying they have not decided to skip the white house visit.

  65. kcflake says: Jun 13, 2017 4:43 PM

    1nationraidernation says:
    Jun 13, 2017 4:33 PM
    well I am just waiting for trump to respond to himself in the third person, and then tweet something about how this is a fake report, to then appoint Jared in charge of all future sport team meetings, to be followed up by his son saying that nobody has had it tougher than his dad, even if the russians are trying to help him.

    Now That Sounds like something a Raiders fan would say.

  66. djvh2 says: Jun 14, 2017 2:36 PM

    ‘Tony Mazzoratti of 98.5 in Boston said it best, ” republicans are fundamentally terrible people.”’

    Trump is not a Republican. He ran against 100% evil, and won because of that AND because he is not a Republican. People showed that they are tired of both parties. The media should spend more time assessing why both parties lost the election instead of making up stories about Republicans.

  67. xavier179 says: Jun 14, 2017 2:39 PM

    Warriors have now become my favorite team!!!

  68. xavier179 says: Jun 14, 2017 2:54 PM

    Mongo3401: I think NASCAR is pretty boring as well, cars going round and round, so don’t be throwing stones.

  69. fantasychamp7time says: Jun 14, 2017 10:05 PM

    No big surprise here,a bunch of liberal snowflakes that watch CNN.

  70. thetruthstings says: Jun 15, 2017 3:42 AM

    This is FAKE NEWS!!! Imprison the Culprit!!!

  71. brwmstr says: Jun 15, 2017 8:35 AM

    The only way this country is going to move forward is we all work together. Decisions like this just divide and help no one.

  72. 345snarkavenue says: Jun 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    redsoxu571 says:
    Jun 13, 2017 9:40 AM
    It’s disgusting what has happened to political dialogue. Things might be worse than they were in the 19th century, and that’s saying a lot.

    ————

    I’ve been thinking along this line for a several years now, and then I watched the “Men Who Built America” series on PBS a few months ago, which confirmed many of my thoughts. The class divide, money in politics, political rhetoric…..history seems to be repeating itself.

  73. patsrthegreatest says: Jun 15, 2017 2:44 PM

    This is a blown opportunity to for each member of the team to voice their concerns with the direction (if we’re going to call it that) the county’s heading in. While no one’s saying they have to go to the White House, they have a chance to do something ordinary citizens might want to do: speak their minds

  74. bugsforever says: Jun 16, 2017 4:27 PM

    “I really wish the football brass would be more demonstrative on stuff like this”
    Evidently NFL players, fans, and posters on this forum are more politically conservative than their NBA counterparts.

  75. absolutevisuals says: Jun 16, 2017 4:31 PM

    “sopadegato says:
    Jun 13, 2017 9:51 AM
    Funny about that, because NBA ratings are down 14% across the board. The Warriors’ own ratings are down 10%.
    ———

    Except the the Final, especially game 5, had a ratings high. Game 3 was up 22% from last year as well. It’s almost like Trumpers just make things up.

  76. dezertdawg says: Jun 17, 2017 8:55 PM

    Drunk Uncle says:
    Jun 13, 2017 11:39 AM
    If they did go, it’d just be lots of awkward silences. Most of the players don’t even speak Russian!

    Or English.

  77. jkb0162 says: Jun 17, 2017 10:19 PM

    I’m not a fan of Donald Trump and I didn’t vote for him. Nevertheless I think this is a bad look for The Warriors. The White House visit has never been about political disagreements because there will always be individual players that disagree with a Presidents policies but rather about reminding the nation that we can come together on the things that unite us, including sports championships. The Warriors have turned a unifying event into something that divides people to score their own political points. I think of it as a wasted opportunity

  78. kmartin173 says: Jun 19, 2017 1:52 PM

    Perfect example of why I haven’t watched an NBA game since Larry Bird retired.

  79. hrmlss says: Jun 19, 2017 2:04 PM

    The Donald said, “Who?” “They still play basketball?”
    “Ok, I’ll go golfing instead.”

  80. aj66shanghai says: Jun 19, 2017 4:23 PM

    I loathe Trump the man but this isn’t about him, or shouldn’t be at least. It is the office, and a chance for all of America to celebrate athletic champions. It is a good tradition I think. And one that shouldn’t be tossed aside over differences in politics.

    Forget the man in the chair, remember the 300+million others that make up our country. Stand up in front of them and let them celebrate your greatness with you.

  81. knew8411 says: Jun 20, 2017 4:49 PM

    Good for them. A big middle finger to the bully in chief. Trump can dish it out but can he take it?

    ==================================

    Hmmmmm….I don’t remember even seeing a response from President Trump, or the White House on this.
    I am guessing that he doesn’t care, one way or the other, and that SF is still going to lose money if they maintain their sanctuary city status.

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