Just last year it was unheard of that anyone would decline a White House Invitation. What was once the most rewarding and honorable invitation is now an insult to moral and all things upstanding seemingly. While some approach the new administration with compassion and hope; others, like the Golden State Warriors, all just say…nope.
Last month, Michele Roberts, Executive director of the NBA Players Association, stated that if the Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship, neither team would accept an offer to visit the White House. Roberts, a former D.C. public defender and litigation attorney according to The Federalist, suggested both the Cavs and Warriors were against Trump and the new administration.
Following a rousing win, where the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 129-120, Joshua Brown, New York City-based financial advisor and the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, took to twitter to announce that the new NBA champions unanimously rejected the invitation to the White House.
While there hasn’t been an official team announcement yet, we completely understand the resentment.