People pay to watch him play sports, not play games. So when Curry played ‘do I? don’t I?’ over a gesture of respect for an accomplishment… the President let him have it.
There’s enough Drama in Washington already without adding some grandstanding athlete to the mix. So Trump dealt with it. Have people not figured out that people are tired of politics bleeding into everything?
Golden State has now tweeted a response, below:
Having Professional Championship teams show up to the White House is a tradition. It was intended as a show of respect, a tip of the hat, to a big accomplishment in the field of athletics.
Leveraging something that was intended as a way of Honoring the team into a political message is kind of classless.
If an athlete doesn’t want to be involved, fine. But to get on a soapbox and hammer the guy who is honoring your teammates? Pretty classless. Just because YOU don’t appreciate it, doesn’t mean someone else won’t.
Golden State Warriors guard Curry said this week he didn’t want the team to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA championship title.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry told reporters on Friday. He said in June he “probably” wouldn’t go to the White House, and this week said he didn’t think the team should go either. —The Hill
Go or don’t go, whatever. But at least be a man about it. Don’t dither like some sixth-grader trying to figure out whether he wants to ask little Sally out to the dance. We don’t have time or patience for a multi-millionaire’s self-absorbed drama.
It was a chance to accept recognition for a job well done, moron.
Not an invitation to play a game of political hot potato.
No problem. It’s no longer an issue.
Curry ‘wasn’t sure’ if he would even accept an invitation to the White House
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
And here’s the reply from ClashDaily’s Big Dawg, Doug Giles.
(Curry might want to be wearing his cup for this blast!)
Trump Just BLASTED Golden State Warrior, Stephan Curry – And I Frickin' LOVE It!
Posted by ClashDaily.com with Doug Giles on Saturday, September 23, 2017
A couple of big names from the NBA have weighed in, too.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
And Kobe, maybe someone who had to settle with a woman who accused him of rape, while admitting that she did not believe she had offered consent (the actual definition of rape) should think twice before offering this criticism:
A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly "Make America Great Again"
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
You didn’t think we had fogotten about THIS, did you Kobe?
First, I want to apologize directly to the young woman involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo.
I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter. —Wiki
Before you guys keep shouting your politcs, you might want to ask your NFL buddies how their ratings have been doing.
49ers’ Ticket Prices PLUMMET – Also, Look How Many MILLIONS NFL Stands To Lose!
Share this with someone who’s tired of Millionaire athletes crapping all over America.