Kerr: Warriors yet to decide on White House visit
It's not clear whether the Golden State Warriors will muster enough votes to pass a motion to visit the Trump Administration.
"We will meet as a team to discuss it and make a decision," coach Steve Kerr told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
The team wasn't officially invited to the White House immediately after winning the 2016-17 title and is reportedly still yet to receive an invitation, as is customary for the champions of major team sports. ESPN reports the White House will extend an invitation if the Warriors decide to attend.
Both coach Steve Kerr and NBA commissioner Adam Silver have stated their positions that the Warriors should give their decision plenty of thought, but that was before a summer of increasingly controversial statements from those in the Oval Office, including the perceived mishandling of white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va.
Earlier this summer, Stephen Curry indicated he preferred to not visit the White House this year. The two-time MVP did make the trip after his first championship in 2014-15 when President Barrack Obama was in office. Kevin Durant, the reigning Finals MVP, stated he would refuse an invitation to the White House, saying, "I don't respect who's in office right now."
One way or another, the decision will be made as a team, from the superstars down to the end-of-bench role-players.
"I've talked to a couple of (the players) about it," Kerr told Shelburne. "There are a lot of different dynamics to this and different viewpoints. We've got players from all over the world and all over the country, and they're going to have different perspectives, so I think it's important for us all to get in a room and hash it out and decide what we want to do."