The Golden State Warriors may not visit the White House if invited, new reports have claimed.
It became customary during the time of President Barack Obama for sports champions to visit the White House after their victory.
The last NBA team to do were the Cleveland Cavaliers, in November 2016.
Many people have opposed Donald Trump before and after he took office however, and the Warriors reportedly don’t want to visit him.
Less than 24 hours after winning the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday night, the Warriors unanimously voted to decline the expected White House invitation, according to several reports including one by CNBC analyst Josh Brown.
Veteran forward David West, who has been outspoken in his disapproval of President Donald Trump, told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears that he ‘probably’ will decline the opportunity.
“I don’t know. I probably won’t,” West said.
The Warriors organization has however claimed that no decision has been made, and will be made if the invitation is extended.
“We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary,” a statement from the Warriors organization read.
The situation is similar to the scenario in April when several members of NFL champions, the New England Patriots, refused to follow the team to the White House.