"I played against some really, really good teams that were assembled perfectly, and they're right up there". Come on-you know King James better than that.
Another Cleveland player, Iman Shumpert, was more direct, saying in November, "I'm not going to the White House".
Curry, Durant, 3-point sharpshooter Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green are all under 30 and formidable starters. People are getting paid millions of dollars to go on TV and scream at each other, whether it's in sports or politics or entertainment, and I guess it was only a matter of time before it spilled into politics. "What we've built here is truly special, it's unique, it's something that you don't want to see end at all", Curry said.
Though the Warriors have not yet released a statement as to why they are refusing the trip, players have publicly criticized President Trump for many of his policies. James said in his postgame interview, "Not one time did I feel like we were overmatched until probably like I looked up and there was 1:20 [remaining in the fourth quarter] and we were down 13".
Golden State Warriors fans are using the word dynasty to describe this year's championship team.
The team visited the White House after winning the 2015 National Basketball Association title and presented then President Barack Obama, the 44th president, with a No. 44 team jersey. "Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together, the different kind of ceremonies and the traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams". The team also said that it hasn't received an invitation to visit the White House, and that it will make a decision on whether to attend "when and if necessary".
"I'm planning to coach for a long time", he said during an appearance on the Lowe Post podcast with ESPN's Zach Lowe. "So we'll handle that accordingly and responsibly".
"I no way expected him to respond anytime soon, but he did".