The Golden State Warriors paid a visit Thursday night to former President Barack Obama.
The Warriors were in town to play the Washington Wizards, and Logan Murdock from The Mercury News posted a photo of the squad with the 44th leader of America.
Looks like the Warriors paid a visit to President Barack Obama during their visit to Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/D5PSwjc3Gl
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 25, 2019
This is pretty notable because the Warriors infamously didn’t go to the White House after winning the title during Trump’s presidency.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
I’m not going to dive into the politics here, but I’m not surprised by the fact an NBA team would visit Obama. The former President is well-known as a huge basketball fan, and the Warriors are one of the most visible teams in all of pro sports.
It seems to make perfect sense that their paths would collide when Golden State visited town. I’m not surprised even a little bit.
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Is it a little strange to not visit Trump but then visit Obama? Maybe, but the debacle with Trump and the NBA is a two-way street.
It’s not like the current president has done anything to help sooth his disagreements with the league, especially after going after LeBron James. (RELATED: LeBron James Responds To Donald Trump Calling Him Dumb. What He Said Might Surprise You)
I’m sure plenty of people in the media will want to make a much bigger deal out of this than it actually is. Let’s all relax and just recognize it’s an NBA team visiting with a former POTUS, who loves basketball. It doesn’t have to be that complicated.