Warriors visit Obama during trip to DC
The Golden State Warriors visited former President Obama on Thursday shortly before their game against the Washington Wizards in the nation’s capital.
The NBA team posed with Obama in a picture of the moment that surfaced on social media on late Thursday.
Looks like the Warriors paid a visit to President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJohn Kelly, former DHS secretaries call on Trump, Congress to end shutdown The whole truth and nothing but: Two different views of our recent past South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg launches presidential exploratory committee MORE during their visit to Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/D5PSwjc3Gl
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According to The Mercury News, the team’s full roster was in the picture with the exception of player Jonas Jerebko, who had reportedly been traveling at the time for the birth of his second kid.
The team reportedly met with Obama for nearly an hour.
Traditionally, championship teams typically visit the White House when traveling to the nation’s capital. However, the Warriors have had tense relations in the past with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I will deliver State of the Union ‘when the shutdown is over’ Former NYPD commander claims Trump got special treatment for gun licenses Colbert starts petition for Cardi B to give State of the Union rebuttal MORE, who disinvited the team to the White House in 2017.
At the time, Trump had publicly rescinded the invitation to the team after star player Stephen Curry said he probably would not attend.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted then. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
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