(Gateway Pundit) – Long before the Golden State Warriors played in Game 6 on Thursday night, the team’s top stars announced they wouldn’t be accepting an invitation to the White House if they won the championship.
Well, now they don’t have a problem. The Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors 114-110.
Back in 2017, President Trump slapped Steph Curry after the basketball player said he doesn’t “want to go” to the White House if his team won the title. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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 said then that “we don’t stand for what our president has said, and the things he hasn’t said at the right time.” He cited former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem, for trying to “inspire some change for what we tolerate in this country.”
The Warriors visited the White House in 2015, when Barack Obama was president. And while they skipped a visit in 2017, after they won the 2018 NBA title, they met privately with Obama.
Curry also met with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the trip.
Steph and Nancy pic.twitter.com/TplYpDMeCg
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 25, 2019
But now, Curry and the whole team won’t have to decline an invite. Losers don’t get invited to the White House.
Instead, there’s already talk of Raptors potential trip.
“Will the Raptors Visit the White House?” a headline in Sports Illustrated asked.
Title-winning teams are typically invited to the White House to celebrate winning a major championship in their respective leagues. But do Canadian teams visit Washington, D.C., after a win and will the Raptors make the trip after winning the 2019 NBA Finals? There’s a precedent to do so.
The last time a Canada-based team from one of the four major pro sports leagues won a championship was 1993 – with both the MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays and the NHL’s Montreal Canadians winning in their respective sports. Neither team visited the White House. Toronto F.C. won the MLS Cup in 2017 but did not visit the White House.
We’re guessing the easy-going Canadians would jump at the chance to visit the White House and meet the president of the United States.
And you’d think Americans would, too — regardless of their politics.
The post Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House (Cuz, You Know, Losers Don’t Get Invited) appeared first on Tea Party.
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://www.teaparty.org and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the USSANews.com administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit https://www.teaparty.org for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.