Kerr: Trump broke up with Warriors 'before we could break up with him'
Nothing President Donald Trump says or does anymore shocks Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who has been vocal in the past over his disapproval of the Trump administration.
The president rescinded an invitation for the 2017 NBA champions to visit the White House due to comments made by Warriors guard Stephen Curry, but Kerr was once again unfazed by Trump's actions.
"He (Trump) was going to break up with us before we could break up with him," Kerr said Saturday, according to The San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau.
It wasn't necessarily a given that the Warriors decide against attending, with Kerr previously suggesting he and his players would discuss it as a group before reaching a consensus. The head coach recognizes the "honor" associated with making the trip.
"In general, the idea of the White House as a part of a championship team is awesome. It's an incredible honor. You honor the office, you honor the institution," said Kerr, who added he's had the privilege of meeting several presidents in the past, including those he didn't necessarily share political views with.
Times are changing, though, and Kerr understands that.
"We would, in normal times, very easily be able to set aside political differences, and go visit and have a great time, and it would be awesome. But these are not ordinary times. Probably the most divisive times in my life," Kerr said. "Because of the differences that exist in the country, the president made it really, really difficult for us to honor that institution."
"Our differences, in terms of our team and organization's values, are so dramatically different," Kerr added, per The Mercury News' Mark Medina. "I'm talking in terms of inclusion and civil discourse and dignity. And it's hard for us everyday, we're seeing the things he's saying."
When asked if the Warriors' thought process changed after the events that transpired in Charlottesville, Kerr took a page out of Trump's book.
"No, because there are very fine people on both sides," he said, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.