By now it’s no surprise that President Trump is disliked by millions of Americans. Not only have several A-list celebrities taken issue with the president, however, but many famous athletes have, too.
The latest athlete to throw some shade toward Trump is Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, who told reporters Wednesday that he isn’t keen on visiting President Trump at the White House, following his team’s latest victory.
‘Somebody asked me about it 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. But, obviously as a team, we’re going to have a conversation.’
The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 this week to become the 2017 NBA Champions.
“This is a moment we all need to enjoy together and nothing should distract what we were able to accomplish together,” Curry went on to tell reporters. “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.”
Curry’s teammates are seemingly ready to follow his lead, though, with whatever decision he makes regarding their potential White House visit. Andre Igudala told USA Today:
‘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.’
This isn’t the first time Curry has spoken out against the president, though. Back in February, when Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said having Trump in the White House was a “real asset,” Curry replied: “I agree with that description, if you remove the “et” from asset.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr is also no fan of Trump’s, once having referred to him as a “blowhard.”
‘Frankly, I think it’s why Trump couldn’t be more ill-suited to be president, because he’s a blowhard. You don’t see some of the qualities you talk about, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the compassion. None of that. But in the old days, a lot of great coaches who maybe didn’t have those, there was still a fiber there, whatever it was. To be a great leader, there have to be some qualities in there.’
Watch Curry’s comments about visiting the White House in the clip below, available via YouTube:
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