Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

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Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals.

Joe Lacob, owner of the Golden State Warriors, said on ESPN's First Take this morning when asked about a potential visit to President Trump, "We'll worry about that when the time comes".

Their decision was a resounding no.

CNBC's Josh Brown tweeted overnight that the Warriors had voted to not go to the White House to celebrate their second championship in three seasons.

The Golden State Warriors spent their 2016 offseason nursing their wounds after blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers - now they will probably spend most of their offseason popping champagne in celebration.

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On August 30th, 1865, President Andrew Johnson invited the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals baseball teams to the White House-and so began the ritual of melding America's sports and its highest elected office. Warriors vs. Cavs Game 5Head coach Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry have been critical of President Trump in the past.

In February, guard Shaun Livingston said he "definitely wouldn't go" to the White House if the team were to win the championship.

Curry had close ties to Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, sometimes playing golf with the then-president. "I think he just emboldened them because he's able to say it publically".

It wasn't the only time - West also talked about how Trump portrays the same qualities that he tries to "talk our young folk out of being" in January. "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't".

"I agree with that description - if you remove the '-et' [in asset]", Curry told the San Jose Mercury News. But the Warriors may forego tradition and decline a visit to the White House, according to multiple reports. The team is right - today should indeed be all about celebrating their championship, but it just so happens that that championship was won in 2017, in one of the most politically charged and polarizing periods in modern American history.

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