National Basketball Association champion Warriors undecided on potential White House visit

The Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals

It has been a couple of days since the Golden State Warriors won the 2017 National Basketball Association title, which has begun the progressive shift over to the offseason when the team will have a few major questions to address in free agency.

"Today is all about celebrating our championship", team reps said in a statement, according to Sports Illustrated. "The statement added the organization would make those decisions when and if necessary".

Several media outlets, including CNBC and the New York Daily News, reported that the Warriors plan to skip the visit per a unanimous team vote.

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr has been openly critical of President Donald Trump, especially the President's proposed travel ban to six Muslim-majority nations.

Warriors forward David West told ESPN that he "probably won't" go to the White House if extended an invitation.

President Barack Obama poses with the 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors
President Barack Obama poses with the 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, which neighbors the team's Oakland, Calif., facility, seemed to embrace reports of the Warriors' decision before the team poured cold water on them.

The @Warriors' leadership is inspiring.

"I'm sure as a team we're gonna have a conversation (about a potential visit)", he said.

On Monday, the Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers for a title celebration at the White House.

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Both championships came during the Obama administration.

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