The Golden State Warriors, fresh off winning the 2017 NBA championship, have unanimously voted to skip their customary White House visit, per reports (that have yet to be confirmed). If true, this would mark an unprecedented political decision from a sports entity. However, if the Warriors do indeed decide to skip their visit, it would come as no great surprise given how Steve Kerr and many of the players have spoken out against the current administration throughout the season.
NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) June 13, 2017
Again, the Warriors themselves have not confirmed the reports, so we don’t know for sure that this is happening. They very well could have made the decision last night or this morning, but don’t want to announce yet.
Of course, teams are in new territory these days. By potentially taking this type of stand, the Warriors are only staying true to what they’ve said in regards to Trump since the election. If they do indeed decide to skip their visit, it would not be surprising.