“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 following Golden State’s 2016 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. “But, obviously as a team, we’re going to have a conversation”.
These were the exact words of Stephen Curry about the possibility of visiting the White House.
According to tradition, every year the NBA champions are visiting the White House and have a little chat with the President of America.
For the first time, this routine could be abandoned.
According to many sources, the Golden State Warriors are still debating whether they should visit Donald Trump and Washington.
There are several individuals among the Warriors who are not the biggest fans of Donald Trump, and beside Stephen Curry coach Steve Kerr and Andre Iguodala were the loudest.
“Maybe he doesn’t invite us, and we don’t go, or we don’t say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn’t make a big deal of it, and we go our separate ways,” Iguodala told.
But is this a right way to act in the circumstances like this?
The sports desk of Intelligencer Post has nothing to do with politics, we are strictly into sports business, but this is the subject that concerns us all.
We are not saying that the Golden State Warriors are wrong in their judgment, but the fact is that this tradition is something special and that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Whether they like it or not, or whether we like it or not, that has to be respected.
What would happen if we all start making some decisions based on how we feel without taking into consideration some other factors?
That means that tomorrow maybe some player from NBA is not going to respect the referee because he does not like him.
How do you think that the Warriors would feel if someone forced them to change their tradition and let’s say demands for them to wear some other jerseys and logo when playing games?
Something like this might create an additional tension in American society which isn’t needed at this point.
Instead of working together and trying to resolve all challenging situations, Stephen Curry and the Warriors would just add one more problem to the whole situation.
Also with due respect and having in mind that he is one of the biggest stars in the NBA and one of the best players, he is not greater than the league and the American tradition.
It would be much wiser for him to go and to speak with Donald Trump about issues which are concerning him than to miss or avoid that.
In the end, it is just avoiding the problems.
So to conclude, we are always on the side of sports, and we have no interest in anything but that, and in this particular case, we are asking both sides to calm down and to think twice about their actions, and possible consequences.
For a brief moment, we are urging them to take into consideration the future of NBA.
What would happen if the Champions of the NBA and the President of America are to be enemies?