United States of America president Donald Trump today rescinded a White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors.
Trump’s decision was due to the Warrior’s star guard, Stephen Curry, indicating he didn’t want to visit the White House with Trump as president.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry said on Friday, adding that it would show the players “don’t stand for… the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times”.
He added: “I don’t think us not going to the White House is going to miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
Trump then took to Twitter to announce that the official invitation had been withdrawn.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
Curry’s NBA colleague, LeBron James, has already showed support for Curry, tweeting and calling the president a “bum.”
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
NBA legend Kobe Bryant also criticized Trump’s tweet, accusing the president of causing strife.
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
Under Armour, the footwear brand which Curry is signed to, also tweeted its support for the two-time MVP.
.@UnderArmour stands for the flag and by our Athletes for free speech, expression and a unified America.
— Under Armour News (@UAnews) September 23, 2017