It is no secret that a lot of sports teams just don’t want to go to the White House after winning a championship. The biggest hoopla came when Stephen Curry spoke out on not wanting to go when the Warriors won a title, which prompted Donald Trump to fire off some tweets at him and rescinding his offer to have them show up, even though they stated they weren’t going beforehand.
During a recent interview, now-Memphis Grizzlies star Andre Iguodala, who was part of the Warriors winning the last two titles during Trump’s presidency, is speaking out about why the team elected to forgo a White House visit.
“We don’t want to feel like we’re supporting something that we don’t believe in,” Iguodala, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, says of himself and his former Warriors teammates. “We have certain beliefs.”
“If it’s something that we feel like we’re not aligned with, or we feel like we can’t help or try to change any type of way, we try to stay away from it,” he adds.
After winning the 2018 NBA title, the Warriors decided to visit with former President Barack Obama instead. Following their first title in 2015, the team made the trip to the White House and met with then-President Barack Obama.