Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House

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A Golden State Warriors official said Tuesday the team will wait for an invitation before deciding whether to make the traditional visit to the White House to celebrate their National Basketball Association title victory, despite rumors that the team's players have already made a decision to skip the trip.

In a meeting with reporters Wednesday, Curry was asked about a potential visit - and conceded that although it wasn't likely, he could change his mind, Business Insider reported.

The most vociferous response came from small forward Andre Iguodala who said, "Hell, nah!" when questioned by journalist Sam Amick from USA Today. "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.

"Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team. So we'll handle that accordingly".

As for Curry, Business Insider reports that if he decides to stick with the Warriors, he'll be eligible for a five-year, $207.4 million contract, which would boost his salary to $35.7 million for next season.

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Sheldon Glasgow, who has been living in Oakland for 10 years, said he wasn't angry the Warriors were moving. During that meeting, Kerr invited the former president - a noted Chicago Bulls fan - to come and be a fan of the Warriors while presenting him with a customized Golden State jersey with the number 44 (Mr Obama was the 44th President). But Steph Curry says he's chose to boycott. Igoudala has said he's not interested in a White House visit, but that he'd look to Curry for a decision and guidance.

". As we go into the talks and this whole process, which is obviously new for me, I will approach it to get the most out of it I can as an individual, as a player, and something that I've been working for for a very long time".

"We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does", Iguodala told Amick. At this point I'm not mad or anything, but I'm just saying at this point in the Finals, I'm trying to stay where we are.

However, controversial policies and statements by President Donald Trump have created uncertainty about the future of White House title celebrations under this administration in some leagues, including in the predominantly African American NBA. "But tonight was a little different, just based on the things I've had to go through during this time". You went to sleep hungry.

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