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Dear Mr. President And The Golden State Warriors: Grow Up!

This is the kind of thing that is so petty and childish that it makes us mad. Have we no sense of the ability to disagree with people anymore?

The story begins with the NBS Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Championship this past summer.

YAY! Happy Happy! Joy Joy!

Sing “We The Are The Champions” and dance to “Celebrate” as long as you want.

However, championships in major sports such as the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA sports are traditionally extended an invitation to the White House to glad hand with the President, take some pictures and generally have a nice day.

Somewhere along the line, this visit became a political statement or something like that because nothing in our lives can ever be joyous or without political controversy.

So when the White House extended the traditional invitation to the Golden State Warriors, the team announced they were “thinking about it” and hadn’t had a “team vote” on it yet.

[Warriors’ Coach Steve] Kerr and several Warriors players have been openly critical of President Donald Trump and his administration on multiple occasions.

A spokesperson for the White House did not comment when reached by ESPN.

Finals MVP Kevin Durant told ESPN’s Chris Haynes last month that he does not want to celebrate the team’s title at the White House with President Trump.

“Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant said. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.

“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant, who said it wasn’t an organizational decision. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”

Stephen Curry said on ESPN’s The Jump on Friday that he will vote not to attend the White House if the team is asked.

“That’s going to be my vote when I meet with the team, but it is a collective … it’s not just about me, it’s not just about KD, it’s about the whole team and what we were able to accomplish as a team and the opportunity that historically has been afforded to championship teams,” Curry said. “So, we’ll have that conversation and we’ll do it as a group and we’ll have one voice.

Seems petulant to us, but that’s just us. We’ve never won an NBS championship and never had the chance to have an intimate meeting with the President and it the team wants to throw that away, that speaks volumes for their character.

Unfortunately, President Donald Trump couldn’t let this situation go. Instead of being gracious and saying “oh well,” he tweeted that he was rescinding the invitation:

How silly.

The fact of the matter is that if there is a divide in the country or even a divide between Trump’s beliefs and those of the Warriors’ players, this is the perfect time to talk about them in a face to face meeting. A meeting at the White House would be the time to try and come together but instead Trump and the Warriors are acting like petulant children.

WARRIORS: We aren’t going because Donald Trump has cooties and is a poopy-head!

TRUMP: I’m taking my ball and going home!

Oy vey.

The other problem is that the Warriors represent more than themselves and more than their team. As champions, they represent the NBA. Trump does not just represent himself, he represents the Office of the President of the United States.

One would think that these two groups could act like adults but alas, that is not to be.

They all need to just grow up.



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