Curry to pass on White House celebration visit
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 7:36
Scorned and scrutinized from every angle for that decision, Durant triumphantly raised his arms and an MVP trophy Monday night all these months later- beaming as a first-time National Basketball Association champion, just as planned. I thought we gave the right amount of fight, the right amount of physicality, and they beat us tonight.
Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry in a team that won it all in 2015 and were runners-up a year ago after a season in which they had a record 73 wins in 82 games.
Golden State wanted their title back and signed All-Star Kevin Durant away from Oklahoma City so a team as talented and as explosive as the Warriors suddenly had two former NBA MVPs in Stephen Curry and Durant, both young, talented, hungry and in their 20s.
Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors.
Several sources told The Undefeated, however, that Warriors players and head coach Steve Kerr and his staff would be expected to collectively decline a possible invitation. I don't think there should be any blame, I think the guys played as hard as they could.
Golden State went 67-15 this season in locking up the top seed in the Western Conference.
I probably wouldn't have been so sour about the win if the Warriors had won in seven, but the domination frustrated me.
Well, Durant got that first championship on Monday, and it didn't seem too hard.
I guess that's just the way sport works these days but I can't help but feel for James and the Cavaliers.
"You are leaders on the court and in the league, now I ask you to step up and be leaders in our Country as well". But what we don't know-and what there is high speculation brewing around-is if the Warriors will actually make the traditional visit to the White House. Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together and the different kind of ceremonies that have happened around championship-winning teams. You dont want anybody to have to sacrifice in that sense, you dont want to force anybody to take that approach but at the end of the day we know whats best for us as a group going forward.
"That's a realistic thing to say though, right?"