Have you ever been invited to a friend’s birthday party but you weren’t able to go? Once they heard you couldn’t go, they would then say, “you weren’t invited anyway?”
President Donald Trump withdrew his invitation to the Golden State Warriors and guard Steph Curry to visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA championship. Trump said Curry was “hesitating.”
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Curry told reporters Friday he would vote against the Warriors visiting the White House and President Trump.
Stephen Curry doesn't hold back on whether he'll vote to visit White House. pic.twitter.com/n2PBAtYQdA— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 22, 2017
Curry received support from fellow NBA players including four-time MVP Lebron James, who denounced Trump’s taken-back invitation in his most retweeted post ever.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Golden State's statement:
Statement from the Golden State Warriors: pic.twitter.com/6kk6ofdu9X— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) September 23, 2017
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant:
A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly "Make America Great Again"— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
Golden State power forward and teammate Draymond Green:
Still wondering how this guy is running our country.... 🤔🤔🤔— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 23, 2017
Sixers forward James Michael McAdoo, who signed a two-way contract with the team in August:
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal:
How you gonna withdraw an invite that somebody already said they weren't attending? 🤔🤡— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) September 23, 2017
Two-time All-Star Baron Davis:
After Trump's comments about the NFL and NBA in the last 24 hours and North Carolina's men's basketball team not visiting the White House (because of a scheduling conflict), it is hard to believe any championship-winning teams will be making the trip to the nation’s capital anytime soon.
Except for the Patriots.