War­riors in­vited to Capi­tol amid White House snub ru­mors

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House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi has in­vited the Golden State War­riors to take a trip to Capi­tol Hill amid ru­mors they might be snub­bing the tra­di­tional White House visit.

“The @War­riors‘ lead­er­ship is in­spir­ing. I’d be hon­ored to wel­come the team to the U.S. Capi­tol. #DubNa­tion,” the Cal­i­for­nia Demo­crat tweeted Tues­day, The Hill first re­ported.

An unfounded ru­mor cir­cu­lated Tues­day morn­ing that the War­riors, who won Mon­day night’s cham­pi­onship game against the Cleve­land Cava­liers, had “unan­i­mously” de­cided to boy­cott the White House in­vi­ta­tion to meet Pres­i­dent Trump. CNBC’s Josh Brown tweeted, “NBA cham­pion War­riors skip­ping the White House visit, as a unan­i­mous team de­ci­sion per re­ports.”

War­riors coach Steve Kerr has been vo­cal about his dis­dain for Mr. Trump. Play­ers Shaun Liv­ingston, Stephen Curry and David West have also been crit­i­cal.

Con­nor Le­tourneau, of the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle, re­ported that “no of­fi­cial de­ci­sion has been made” on the team’s White House visit.

The team re­sponded to the re­ports with a news re­lease just af­ter noon Tues­day, say­ing they had not yet re­ceived an in­vi­ta­tion from the White House but would make a de­ci­sion on whether to ac­cept “when and if nec­es­sary.”

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