Champs in every way!
The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday — but it’s what the team did after the win that will make history in American sports.
Hours after the final game, reports surfaced that the NBA Champs will skip their visit to Donald Trump‘s White House!
The team reportedly voted unanimously to avoid being honored by POTUS in Washington, a long-standing tradition in professional U.S. sports.
NY Daily News writer Shaun King reported the “powerful” decision on Twitter, posting:
The Golden State Warriors voted unanimously to skip their entire visit to Donald Trump’s White House.
As woke as any team in sports.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 13, 2017
No thinking, caring person who rejects bigotry and sexism would ever accept an honor from Donald Trump. Period.
This officially makes the Warriors the first men’s team to elude the Trump White House as a whole, though individual athletes have already declined to be honored by the 45th President — like when a few of the New England Patriots skipped out on the White House visit after winning the Super Bowl in February.
The Warrior’s decision isn’t that surprising, given coach Steve Kerr‘s criticism of Trump’s Muslim ban and Stephen Curry‘s open dislike for the Big Cheeto.
Still, this unanimous decision has got to be a blow to Trump’s ego — especially since the team was all smiles with Barack Obama after winning the championship in 2015!
[Image via Golden State Warriors/Instagram.]