Politics will have to wait until another day for the Golden State Warriors.
One day after winning their third NBA championship in for seasons, the Warriors issued a statement saying they are focused on enjoying their title rather than deciding whether or not to attend a White House celebration.
Golden State locked up its sixth championship in franchise history with a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
“Today is all about celebrating our championship. We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary,” the Warriors’ statement read.
Championship celebrations at the White House have become a tradition in American sports, with the first believed to have occurred in 1925 when President Calvin Coolidge hosted the Washington Senators.
However, controversial policies and statements by President Donald Trump have created uncertainty about the future of White House title celebrations under this administration in some leagues, including in the predominantly African American NBA.
The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former Illinois senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office.