Earlier this week, the Golden State Warriors shot down an erroneous report that the team had already decided not to visit President Donald Trump in the White House, a traditional trip for championship teams across professional and college sports.
Still, don’t expect Stephen Curry to be there.
“Somebody asked me about (going to the White House) a couple of months ago, like a hypothetical, if the championship were to happen would I do it and I think I answered ‘I wouldn’t go’. I still feel like that today,” Curry said on Wednesday, according to USA Today. “But, obviously as a team, we’re going to have a conversation.
“This is a moment we all need to enjoy together and nothing should distract what we were able to accomplish together,” Curry said. “The different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship winning teams, we don’t want that to taint what we’ve accomplished this year. So we’ll handle that accordingly and responsibly and do the right thing for us individually and as a group.”
The president has yet to send an invitation to the Warriors—it certainly wouldn’t be Trump’s first broken norm if he didn’t.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr hasn’t held back his criticisms of the president. Curry’s teammate Andre Iguodala shouldn’t be expected at the White House, either.
“Hell nah,” Iguodala said when asked if he’d like to take part in a presidential ceremony.
“We’re going to do what our leader (Curry) does. I think we handle (the White House situation) when it gets there. I mean, it may be different. There might be somebody different in (office). That’s a realistic thing to say though, right? So you don’t know what’s going to happen.”