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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala on Visiting Trump at White House: ‘HELL NAH’
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the entire Golden State Warriors squad voted unanimously to skip the customary presidential visit, according to a report from CNBC’s Josh Brown.
NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) June 13, 2017
Hours later, the team released a statement saying that they had yet to receive a formal invitation to go.
Warriors statement on whether they’re visiting the White House. pic.twitter.com/GHGZgmWQ0i
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) June 13, 2017
Veteran forward Andre Iguodala, like many others on the team, has been very critical of the current administration. He made his feelings clear when asked if he would go see President Donald Trump.
“Hell nah,” he told USA Today’s Sam Amick ahead of Game 5 on Monday about taking part in a White House visit.
“I think we handle (the White House situation) when it gets there. I mean, it may be different. There might be somebody different in (office),” said Iguodala. “That’s a realistic thing to say though, right? So you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
The 33-year-old veteran stated the best-case scenario would be for the President to not even send an invite to avoid future headaches and unnecessary headlines.
“Maybe (Trump) 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. Y’all might write about it. I might call him and say, ‘If they ask, just say our schedules conflicted.’ And then if y’all write something, we’ll say, ‘Fake News.’”
Head coach Steve Kerr has blasted President Donald Trump in the past, calling him “a blowhard, who couldn’t be more ill-suited to become President.” Superstar player Stephen Curry has referred to Trump as an ‘ass’ in the past when asked about him.